Snowmageddon and your Aching Back

Hopefully we will get snow in PA.  If you live in the region and don’t have health complications that prevented you from doing your part to shovel out, then you spent some time, or maybe most of the day digging out. After all the clean up, you may be screaming, “Oh my aching back!”.

You may feel the need to do something about the pain.  You may find your mood to have been compromised and perhaps those around you may be avoiding you because of your growling and barking from your foul mood.  It is common that if you are in pain, your mood may suffer.  There are some options to consider in managing the pain so you can return to your smiling personality.

  1.  You might resort to popping a pill such as an over the counter pain reliever.
  2. You might resort to a warm bath.
  3. You may want a massage.

While all of these may be effective in managing the muscle soreness, pain relieving meds often have adverse effects on one’s health.  According to WebMD, NSAIDS can cause Gastrointestinal bleeding whereas prescribed meds like Celebrex, Vioxx and Bextra, which are Cox-2 inhibitors have more serious side effects resulting in heart attacks in some.  Other side effects are high blood pressure and kidney damage.

A warm bath as well as massage may be a good way to reduce muscle pain.  However if your pain is persisting or reoccurring your pain may have a deeper connection – your spine and nervous system.


If you are suffering from persistent muscle spasms, sharp  and/or shooting, burning, or dull/achy pain, you just might have a spine issue relating to what is referred to as faulty spinal bio-mechanics or vertebral subluxation.  This problem is one Dr. Jeff Snyder can handle for you at Snyder Family Chiropractic.  The methods of training have been proven time and again for the management of the underlying cause of spinal related health issues.  Chiropractic care at Snyder Family Chiropractic has a high patient satisfaction rating as noted by our Google Reviews.

A study in the May 2009 issue of Consumer Reports shows that hands-on therapies were tops among treatments for relief of back pain. The study, which surveyed more than 14,000 consumers, was conducted by the Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center.  According to the report, the survey respondents tried a variety of different treatments and rated the treatments on how helpful and satisfied they were with the results. The report concluded that hands-on therapies were the top-rated.  The report states that, “eighty-eight percent of those who tried chiropractic adjustments said it helped a lot, and 59 percent were ‘completely’ or ‘very satisfied with their chiropractor.”

At Snyder Family Chiropractic, it is our goal to help you find the proper resources for your health needs.  If we can help you, we’ll let you know.  If Dr. Snyder believes your health issue to be out of the scope of chiropractic practice, he will let you know that too and help you find the proper referral.

Of course if you need a chiropractor and not in our region we will be happy to help and refer you to a  chiropractor near you.

Give me a call at (610) 935-5900 or request an appointment online