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Pickett Chiropractic
1816 Alpine Drive
Navarre, FL 32566

Tips to Prevent Back Pain

Back Pain Word CloudTips to Prevent Back Pain

Some back pain is caused by non-preventable factors (traumatic accidents, congenital defects,
tumors), but the majority of low back pain is preventable.

Suggestions on how you can prevent back pain include:

• Maintain a healthy diet and weight.
• Remain active.
• Avoid prolonged inactivity or bed rest.
• Warm up or stretch before exercising or other physical activities.
• Maintain proper posture.
• Wear comfortable, low-heeled shoes.
• Sleep on a mattress of medium firmness to minimize any curve in your spine.
• Lift with your knees, keep the object close to your body, and do not twist when lifting.
• Quit smoking. Smoking impairs blood flow, resulting in oxygen and nutrient deprivation
to spinal tissues.
• Work with your doctor of chiropractic to ensure that your workstation is ergonomically

Visit your Chiropractor on a regular basis to keep in proper alignment and ensure that you are performing your best!

Back Pain Facts You Might Not Know?

Although doctors of chiropractic treat more than just back pain, a large percentage of
chiropractic patients visit their doctor looking for relief from this pervasive condition. In fact, 70
to 85 percent of all people have back pain at some time in their life.

A few interesting facts regarding back pain:

Low back pain is the fifth most common reason for all physician visits in the United

Back pain is the most frequent cause of activity limitation in people younger than 45
years old.

Most cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic—meaning they are not caused by
serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer.

Approximately one quarter of U.S. adults reported having low back pain lasting at least
one whole day in the past three months, and 7.6 percent reported at least one episode of
severe acute low back pain within a one-year period.

Low back pain is also very costly: approximately 5 percent of people with back pain
disability account for 75 percent of the costs associated with low back pain.

One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.

Approximately 2 percent of the U.S. work force is compensated for back injuries each

Americans spend at least $50 Billion per year on back pain—and that’s just for the more
easily identified costs.

If a person has back pain, what should they do?

If your back pain is not resolving quickly, visit your doctor of chiropractic. Your pain will often
result from mechanical problems that your doctor of chiropractic can address. Many chiropractic
patients with relatively long-lasting or recurring back pain feel improvement shortly after starting
chiropractic treatment. The relief is often greater after a month of chiropractic treatment than
after seeing a family physician.

The chiropractic approach is to find the cause of the pain and treat it directly. This may involve
realigning the spine or extremities by chiropractic adjustments, physiotherapy for the muscles
and ligaments, rehabilitative exercises, or a combination of these. Sometimes the doctor of
chiropractic will suggest exercises or activities to prevent a reoccurrence of the problem. This
may provide a long term solution to the condition through prevention.

During the first visit, the doctor of chiropractic will complete a thorough examination that
typically includes:

• Patient history
• Physical examination
• Diagnostic studies (when indicated)
• Diagnosis
• Education about the problem and discussion of a chiropractic treatment plan or – if
warranted – referral to the appropriate health care specialist

Chiropractic spinal manipulation is proven to be a safe, effective, and affordable treatment
option. Chiropractic care reduces pain, restores normal range of motion, and decreases the need
for medication. In Navarre or Gulf Breeze, contact Pickett Chiropractic for more information at (850) 939-3339

Consumer Reports Ranks Chiropractic #1 for Low Back Pain

CBS NEWS – There is evidence that chiropractic adjustments relieves many types of back pain, lower back pain in particular, and helps restore normal range of motion. Chiropractic adjustments may take stress off surrounding tissues – muscles, tendons,… and ligaments – to relieve back pain and restore normal functioning. Not only that, chiropractic adjustments can improve your overall health and wellness.

Dr. Josh Pickett at Pickett Chiropractic of Navarre is available to see you, for many he can work you in immediately! Give us a call at 850-939-3339

Navarre Chiropractic Center

Don’t let pain and discomfort ruin your life.

Dr. Joshua Pickett is available to you in Navarre, FL at his Navarre Chiropractic Center.

Dr. Pickett is a Palmer Graduate who has 7 years of training and experience in the treatment of spinal and musculoskeletal injuries.

Dr. Pickett has also received extensive training in the evaluation and treatment of automobile-related injuries – including having been certified by the University of California in Low Speed Impact Bio mechanics.

Who We Are

Pickett Chiropractic offers chiropractic care, massage therapy, auto accident care, spinal rehabilitation and decompression therapy from our office located  in Navarre.

Patients receiving treatment at Pickett Chiropractic Dr Navarre, can rest assured they will receive the highest quality care via the most modern chiropractic equipment and procedures.

What We Do for You

We provide patients with the fast, long-term relief of back pain that is less expensive and less risky than other treatment options, such as surgery and prescription drugs. Through a wide-range of services, including chiropractic techniques for spinal correction, massage therapy, corrective exercises, lifestyle advice, non-surgical decompression therapy, physiotherapy and much more.

Give us a call to schedule your recovery!

Navarre Chiropractic Adjustment

Back pain sufferers in Navarre Florida may have it worse than people in other areas of the country. With activities like fishing, surfing and even long commutes on Highway 98, back injury is certainly a possibility that we all want to avoid. And with the holiday season upon us, along with family and work obligations, it may be hard to find the time to take care of our bodies.navarre_chiropractic_adjustment

And back pain is just one of several reasons we get slowed down – neck pain, shoulder pain, middle back aches, pinched nerves or a herniated disc from an auto accident can all prevent you from taking care of your obligations and doing the things you enjoy.

One of the best preventative methods is doing back pain exercises, but in many cases it’s just to late for preventative techniques. That’s when it’s time to schedule a Navarre Chiropractic Adjustment. And that doesn’t mean invasive surgery; you can benefit from regular chiropractic adjustments and by developing a back pain care schedule. In fact, we pride ourselves on helping people without using things like surgery or drugs.

And that’s why I’m here. If you have back pain in Navarre or Gulf Breeze, FL, give me a call at Pickett Chiropractic at 850-939-3339 today.