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Lower Back Injury

I had been suffering with lower back pain for over three years. My doctor had authorized two rounds of intensive physical therapy and neither alleviated any of the back pain. My friend suggested seeing Dr. Boisvert but I had never been to a chiropractor and was afraid to have someone "crack" my back. I checked with my doctor and he said that there had been some success with chiropractic treatment for lower back pain. In my case this turned out to be the understatement of the year. I took the plunge and within 3 months the pain was greatly reduced and my flexibility had improved. I could do things like shovel snow and lift packages with no problem. When my shoulder "froze" a couple of years later I first tried two round of physical therapy, again with no success. I could not even bend my arm to reach my back pocket without pain. Finally, the physical therapist told me there was nothing more he could do and that I may need an MRI and possibly surgery for bone spurs. I told Dr. Boisvert and he recommended that he administer a treatment program called the Graston technique. It uses metal instruments that deep massage the affected areas coupled with gradual stretching to regain the range of motion. Again it worked and within about 4 months I could reach anywhere without pain. Dr. Boisvert does not push treatments that he does not feel have a good chance of success. I am on a regular maintenance program for my back and shoulder and feel great. I wholeheartedly recommend that you consult with Dr. Boisvert and Bedford Chiropractic for any aches and pains you may have.

-Lloyd S.

I have been to chiropractors on and off since the early 1960s. I first went to Dr. Boisvert roughly 18 years ago when I was in need of a chiropractor in the Bedford area. In these 18 years he has consistently provided me with immediate relief at a moment's notice for neck and back pain that had been issues for over 30 years. So when I moved to Rhode Island 9 years ago I never for one moment considered locating a chiropractor closer to  home. Every 2 to 3 weeks I make the trip from Rhode Island to Bedford because under no circumstances do I want to even consider another chiropractor other than Dr. Boisvert. Almost 3 years ago I had surgery for cancer that caused significant stress and pain on my lower back. I cannot put into words how much I appreciated Dr. Boisvert's efforts and treatments that erased the pain. I feel extremely fortunate that Dr. Boisvert is there for me.

-Steve T. 

In my third trimester of pregnancy, I started getting some terrible pains in my lower back and left leg. It hurt so badly that I could hardly walk. My doctor recommended that I go see a chiropractor. I was a bit skeptical as I had never visited one before, but the agony was so severe that I was willing to try pretty much anything. After my first week of seeing Dr. Boisvert, I was already feeling greatly improved. I couldn't believe how easily he could detect exactly the spots that were hurting me even without me telling him and reduce the issues I was experiencing. In fact, within a few weeks, I hardly felt any pain at all. During the remaining months of my pregnancy, problems would sometimes flair up depending on what was happening with my body at the time. However, seeing Dr. Boisvert on a regular basis, practicing the stretches he recommended, and following his advice meant that the discomfort I experienced was minimal and instead of feeling pain, I could spend energy focusing on the beautiful baby boy who was about to enter my life.

-Holly C.

I had been dealing with back pain for years. While I am just 35 and in generally good health, years of flying helicopters in the Army paid a toll on me. I could not stand still for long periods of time, could not comfortable ride in the car for extended stretches, and had very poor flexibility in my lower back and hips. Dr. B recognized this right away. He was able to explain my symptoms to me without me having to tell him! During my first visit, he meticulously described the make up of my back and how he could help me. He did not make extraordinary claims or speak in hyperbole. Rather, he very confidently told me that he felt he could undo some of the damage that had been done to my back and get me back to enjoying the active lifestyle that I prefer. Over the course of the past three months, we have made tremendous progress with my back. It does not hamper me the way it used to. I have been amazed at my levels of flexibility and comfort. I am able to perform exercises in the gym that I had not been able to comfortably do for many years. Treatment with Dr. B is not only effective but enjoyable. He always has a positive attitude. It is easy to see that he takes great pleasure in helping people live active, comfortable lives. Deciding to see Dr. B was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. Thank you Dr. B!

-Kevin C.

It took me many years to find Dr. Boivert. I had already seen numerous chiropractors, as I’d been looking for a solution to pain radiating from my sacroiliac joint for at least six seasons of athletics. While other chiropractors seemed to have an urge to give me too many adjustments and leave me feeling mobile only for a few hours, Dr. Boisvert was clearly intent on long-term improvement. When I entered his office, I was inflexible, having difficulty walking, and performing at an unsatisfactory level athletically as a result. My hips, my buttocks, my hamstrings - all had been effected by the rigidity my back enforced on the rest of my body to keep from breaking down while trying to play through injury. It was a strain to just put my knees together from an upright sitting position. But after a few months with Dr. Boisvert (once after soccer injury in high school, and once after injury in college wrestling), both the stress in my SI and the flexibility issues all but disappeared. He used the Graston technique to mobilize soft-tissue that had accumulated years of scarring. Over time, he relaxed and aligned the tissues in my back and brought me back to full mobility. Now, all I need is maintenance. Every once in a while, my back will start acting up, and Dr. Boivert will immediately see to it that its on the road to recovery. If you have lingering issues in your back, Dr. Boisvert is the man you need to see. Plus, he’s great for conversations too. 

Zachary B.

I've been rowing for 8 years, starting in high school and continuing at a DI University and on the Under-23 National Team. I first approached Dr. Boisvert in high school after experiencing lower back pains bad enough to prevent me from walking. He resolved that problem quickly, and his expertise has allowed me to quickly overcome problems as they arise. this has allowed me to continue to train and compete at an elite level that might not have been open to me because of my injuries.

-Alex N. 

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  • "It's really difficult for me to fully sum up just how much Dr. Boisvert has helped me. I injured my upper back when I was only fifteen, and over the years, despite seeing numerous doctors and physical therapists, the pain and knotting continued to worsen. By nineteen, I was terrified that I would be in pain and inactive for the rest of my life. That's when I started going to Bedford Chiropractic and everything changed. Unlike many other doctors, he really gets to know his patients and genuinely cares about each one. Since I first went to Bedford Chiropractic a little over a year ago, my back has completely turned around. I'm no longer in pain, and I'm active again. And most importantly, I can confidently feel like I have an active and pain-free future ahead of me. So, thank you Bedford Chiropractic and especially thank you, Dr. Boisvert, for helping me get my life back."
    Diana Johnson

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