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Are you suffering from back pain, either intermittently or constantly? Don’t wait for other symptoms to appear before looking for a back chiropractor. As we often say, “the sooner the better,” as many symptoms may not occur until after weeks, months, or even years of malfunction. If you are proactive by having regular chiropractic adjustments following an injury before you notice any symptoms appear, you will help prevent chronic pain and deterioration in the years ahead.

Wondering when should you see a chiropractor for back pain? Here are a few good reasons:

With the arrival of the snow in the mountains, your outdoor activities have likely increased. You may be enjoying skiing, sledding, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice skating, or more! Even professionals have spills and falls when performing these types of activities. So it is expected that most people will experience several falls during the course of just one of these activities. Please be aware that these types of falls can create injuries from the impact of the fall as well as whiplash-type injuries to the neck.

Whether or not you have been working out or in training, this new activity is a change to your body and you are using different muscles in different ways. Extra pressure and strain are being put on your back and body, which can result in all sorts of problems and injuries.

How often should you get chiropractic adjustments? Don’t wait until you are in pain to set up a schedule for chiropractic adjustments! Adjustments to the spine can help you recover from injuries more quickly and can also help prevent them from becoming chronic.

The answer to this question is simply “yes!” Traditional treatments for back and spine problems include surgery, medication, or physical therapy. However, spinal decompression therapy is an FDA-approved treatment that is a safe and effective alternative to back surgery.  It is used by chiropractors to relieve back pain and other problems associated with spinal disc injuries.

Spine decompression therapy is described as non-invasive and provides gentle decompression of the disc with an applied distraction force to the targeted area of the spine (the compressed disc). This gently elongates the spine, creating a small vacuum between the vertebrae which then helps pull the disc back into shape.

Safer than surgery or medication, there are still certain risks involved with spinal decompression therapy.  It should not be used:

A person's overall health is affected by the relationship between the body's structure and how it is functioning.  Chiropractic care ensures that the parts of the body are working together in harmony.  The spine acts as the main support for the body, protecting the spinal cord, which connects a large part of the peripheral nervous system to the brain. This is why a minor injury to the spine or overuse of muscles can significantly alter one’s strength, sensation, and performance.

Spinal manipulation for chronic low back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions is the most common treatment sought by patients in the US. This has prompted researchers to study the effectiveness and safety of such treatments. The most recent finding confirms why chiropractic is important. The National Institute for Health (NIH) conducted a study that revealed that spinal manipulation is an effective treatment for adults with acute, subacute, and chronic low back or neck pain, migraine, headaches, dizziness, and various joint conditions.

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