Chiropractors/Back pain

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I have recently experienced that when I move from side to side twisting my back there is a strange sound, almost like a soft grinding in my spine that accompanies the movement. It almost makes me feel breathless though it does not hurt.The muscles along my spine on the other hand are very painful especially mid way down my spine.Should I have this checked out? I have very bad posture and sleep on a very hard,old mattress. Could bad posture and a bad mattress contribute to back pain?

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1) Yes, you should have this checked out. 2) Yes, bad posture and a bad mattress can contribute to back pain.

Julia, back "pain" is not your enemy. Altered mechanical motion/function that leads to spinal injury and degenerative changes are your enemies. When you have these things, you will eventually develop a painful back.  The old saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure... is a true statement. You should find a good chiropractor that will help you to better understand the mechanics of your back, and help you to improve them through adjustments, exercises, postural changes, etc.   There are so many other factors that need to be taken into consideration.

I hope that this is helpful to you.

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I can answer questions regarding chiropractic care and diagnosis, exercise rehabilitation, spine therapy, disc injuries, back pain, neck pain, headaches, sports injuries, car accident injuries, physical therapeutics, acupuncture, homeopathy, clinical nutrition, decompression traction, acupressure, acugraphing, orthotics, arch supports, carpal tunnel, sciatica, degenerative joint disease, arthritis, weight loss, etc.

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I have been in private practice for more than 20 years in Mesa, AZ. In my practice I have seen thousands of patients with many different conditions. Every patient is unique and requires individualized attention and care. I pride myself in attentive and appropriate care for every individual that comes to my office

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Arizona Chiropractic Society

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Biggschiropractic.blogspot.com therapeuticfoods.blogspot.com

Education/Credentials
Doctor of Chiropractic, Cum Laude,Logan College of Chiropractic, 1987. Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, Logan College of Chiropractic. Licensed to practice Chiropractic in Arizona. Certification in Acupuncture. Certification in Physiotherapy and Traction.

Past/Present Clients
I have treated thousands of people in my private practice during the past 21 years, and in the process, I have learned so much. Practice guidelines and patient privacy laws prohibit the naming of past patients.

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