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Are you SUFFERING From Back Pain?Are you FINALLY ready to take your life BACK? Read Below to find out how. Then Call TODAY for your immediate Appointment!! and get a FREE SPINAL EXAMINATION  (719)573-2225

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Hi, My name is Kerry Tarvin DC DABCO from Back Essentials Chiropractic. Our office is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado 80917. Let me speak to the "typical" patient who seeks out a site like this for answers. If any of this resonates with you, then you are a good example of a patient I treat with success. Do you have some type pain that keeps you awake? Are you dissatisfied with your current treatment of physical condition? Do you have questions if you are going to live with this level of pain FOREVER?

Free Spinal Examination by mentioning this Ad!! Call Today at 719-573-2225 I understand that you are probably somewhat anxious about continuing with this low quality of life....pain when you sleep or lousy rest, pain upon waking and can't get out of bed like a "normal" person, walking to the car like a 90 year old, arriving at work dreading the day due to the pain you know it is going to cause, worrying the boss will see you as a slacker and feeling nervous about your job (Afraid to take time off to get your pain fixed and be seen as a liability to your employer)          

FINALLY getting off thinking that miraculously you will feel better but the relief only lasts about 15 minutes and even resting causes pain.... then the cycle to get to sleep starts again....More over the counter meds or prescription pills that obviously don't fix your problem...because you STILL have it. Most patients, even with ALL this going on, minimize their problem and think if they go to a physical therapist or Chiropractor, that it should be fixed in 2 weeks or else the care doesn't work, while ironically continuing the medications for weeks, months or even years even though they have to take more medication once it wears off... Sound familiar?


If this sounds like you, give us a call so we can evaluate your condition and give you a plan to start FIXING your problem.... 719-573-2225 for a FREE consultation at you Colorado Springs Chiropractor.

Many of my patients have also described feeling MAD. They are sick of the PHARMACEUTICAL run around. They go to their doctor, explain in detail their symptoms and how it is affecting their day. The doctor usually starts with a combination of narcotics, anti-inflammatory and/or muscle relaxers. The pain killers usually reduce the pain somewhat, but the muscle relaxers make them drowsy and they cannot take them during the day. You feel some hope that the problem is getting better until You need your next dose. The pain is JUST AS BAD AS EVER. If you miss a dose or even run out of your prescription you feel Lousy!. Now you get to return to your doctor and he says "Keep taking the meds for awhile longer and let the medicine have a chance to work." After the next return visit, another $100 later, your still dependent on the medicine to feel semi-normal, and the doctor says "Well I can only prescribe narcotic for a short period of time, so you will have to go to a pain management doctor and "learn to live with your pain"....HUH?? Are you serious...hooked physically or psychologically to the meds you have now been discharged... I have seen this countless times where a person is now dependent on a doctor to give a prescription to a medicine that fixes nothing.

     Again, if this sounds like you, please give us a call and give us the opportunity to help you

719-573-2225. We will offer you a FREE consult to see if you can be helped by our proven treatments at your Chiropractor in Colorado Springs. 

I have found that there are 3 major Frustrations that plague patients. You probably have at least one of these concerns. One is that if a medical doctor cannot fix my problem then how can a chiropractor help me. Are they even real doctors? Did you know that Chiropractor's are licensed in ALL US states and in most countries of the world. Did you know that Doctors of Chiropractors are considered "Primary Care Doctors" and do not need a referral to go to like a physical therapist or many other specialties. Did you know that medical doctors have around 4600 hours of education in med school and that Doctors of Chiropractic have 4600 hours of training at a chiropractic college. Doctor's of chiropractic also must pass state and national boards to be allowed to practice in their state, just like medical doctors.

Frustration number 2 that you may have is a careless attitude from your medical doctor if you complain their treatment is not working. I have heard patients just like you say "After the meds proved not to be effective to solve my problem the doctor said you will either need surgery or learn to live with your pain. The frustration of a aggressive treatment like surgery seems scary because you have heard that many patients are no better and sometimes worse after surgery. Truth is...this is rightfully a very scary alternative. First Try Chiropractic in Colorado Springs, CO.

Frustration number 3 usually goes like: "Doctor, I cannot afford the care that I need as it costs thousands or even tens of thousands and my insurance will not cover all the care. This concern over the financial obligation many times over-rides the pain and need for care. I have heard many patients who have to say I have given up and resolved to "DEAL"with the pain, because I cannot afford to do this now.

  Again, if this sounds like you, give us a call. We will answer your questions and concerns and explain the affordability of conservative chiropractic care. CALL Now !!  719-573-2225     Immediate appointments available in our Colorado springs, Chiropractic office.

After 30 years of caring for people with back pain, neck pain, auto injuries, headaches, fibromyalgia, shoulder injuries, knee injuries etc... I have been able to boil down what YOU REALLY want. I understand that you want to sleep normally, play with your kids or enjoy a round of golf. That you want to be able to work throughout the day with your focus on work, not your pain. You want to be able to go on a date and sit through a whole movie without having to go stand by the exit. You want to be able to be intimate with your spouse and have the normal enjoyment that comes from this, without the distraction of pain. I understand that you DO NOT WANT to be treating with a medical doctor, physical therapist or Chiropractic physician, you want the benefits of feeling "NORMAL" again.

Please consider how conservative chiropractic has can help you improve YOUR quality of life and give you back your potential for happiness and production that naturally comes from feeling great again!! Call us today and let us help you start this process back. 719-573-2225

We Can get you an appointment today at our Colorado Springs chiropractic office.

Another concern or question you may have is HOW does Chiropractic work. Chiropractors are most concerned with the nervous system that runs through out the spine and out to ALL organs of the body. Do you know that every action or interaction your body and mind has is done via the nervous system. If you have ever tried to concentrate when you have a migraine headache you will realize that some pain can over- ride other systems like normal thought, rest etc... You have seen where a neck injury can cause an inability to raise an arm or cause paralysis. You have seen when you eat something bad and start to vomit that this is a good reaction from your nervous system first recognizing the toxins/poison and then communicating to your body that you need to vomit to expel the toxins out of your system quickly. This is to prevent more damage to your system, organs or even death. Your body cannot be healthy if any part of your nervous system is being pinched off. For example Sciatica is a pinched nerve in your leg that can weaken, cause numbness and pain to your leg This can happen by an injury or even regular activities that cause you to go beyond your bodies normal limits, such as lifting heavy or being bent over for extended periods. If you seek a chiropractor shortly after this injury, your normal symptoms will likely be pain. If you wait long enough, you can develop other disease processes. The longer you wait, the longer you can expect to reverse this condition. So PLEASE, for your sake don't wait. Give us a call today! 719-573-2225. We promise to get you a same day appointment at our Chiropractic clinic in Colorado Springs.

Let me finish this conversation with a few things to think about:

* How long has your problem been affecting you?

*Does this affect your abilities and quality of life?

*What medical care have you tried to improve this condition and is it still here?

*Do you take medication and if so does it have side effects or can it be addictive?

*How much money have you spent on doctor’s visits and prescriptions?

*Do you truly believe that if your current regime of meds has not FIXED your problem that it will with more time and meds?

*If you continue on your current path, where will you be in another 6 months, 2 years, 10 years?

*Have you given a doctor of Chiropractic with a proven track record a chance to discuss how he might be able to help you?

*Have you found out the cost vs reward of trying chiropractic compared to the cost vs reward of your current treatment?

* Are you REALLY willing to do what it takes to regain your ability to function normally without pain?

*if you could speak to a doctor about your condition for FREE and get an opinion if the doctor could help, would you take advantage of this offer?

I am here to help you!. I have helped people in 3 treatments, who have been out of work for 5 years get back to work...What do you think that was worth to this patient?

I have helped a patient who was scheduled for back surgery, not have to get surgery as conservative treatment fixed her problem.

I have helped a patient  who was told she needed a knee replacement be 95% pain free in 1 treatment and 99% pain free by the second visit.

In the past 30 years I have helped patients with a wide variety of problems regain their normal activities free of pain. I know that is what you want for yourself or a loved one. Please call today and allow us to serve you 719-573-2225.

Here is a list of conditions or categories of patients that our Colorado Springs Chiropractic office  has helped in the past:

Whiplash or auto injuries, slips and falls, sports injuries, running injuries, etc...back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines, TMJ syndrome, fibromyalgia, shoulder injury, mid back pain, rib pain, low back pain, hip pain, knee pain, ankle pain, radicular pain, radiculopathy, etc... With acupuncture also treat infertility, the above pain syndromes, hormonal disorders, and over 2500 disease processes. Give us a chance to help you!

"On June 13, 2014 I walked into Dr. Tarvin's office for my first appointment. I had to lie on the floor because my pain was so intense. At the time, I couldn't walk without assistance, couldn't stand or sit. I could only crawl and lie on my right side. My goal was to sit up for my son's wedding on Sept 26, 2014. I am happy to say that I not only sat up at the wedding, but also walked down the aisle!!. Thank you Dr. Tarvin. I never dreamed I would I would walk again. YOU DID IT!"

Kim S



                                  Kerry Tarvin DC DABCO

            Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist 

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               Continue below to learn more about auto accidents and whiplash            

Dr. Kerry Tarvin
Auto Accidents in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Been in a Car Accident? We Can Help!! It is important that you get your spine examined by a Certified Doctor of Chiropractic immediately. Call TODAY for FREE Spinal Exam! Impact as slow as 5 mph can cause whiplash, which could have damaging long term effects on a spine. Call our Colorado Springs Chiropractor office and our friendly staff will walk you through the process step by step.  Back Essentials Chiropractic works with most auto accident insurances and with personal injury attorneys.

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What can Chiropractic do for auto accident injuries?

The auto accident that caused the whiplash in the first place may fade memory, but the physical and psychological damage of the car accident becomes chronic, eroding in a victim's quality of life. Chiropractic techniques and chiropractors' skill are particularly well-suited to relieving the neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, mid back pain, numbness/tingling, low back pain, fatigue and other debilitating effects of whiplash because they can:

  • Restore movement lost after the auto accident

  • Overcome muscle weakness and enhance muscle tone

  • Speed recovery

  • Reduce Pain, inflammation, muscle spasms & scar tissue

  • Increase Range of motion, flexibility and strength

  • Diminish chronic symptoms that can persist over many years

  • Increase overall well being by stabalizing the injuries from the auto accident

Research shows effective chiropractic treatments have proved successful for many thousands of auto accident patients. A Chiropractor can, in many cases, significantly reduce patients' distress and allow them to return to their normal activities.

What to do if you are involved in an auto accident in Colorado Springs? (Call Back Essentials Chiropractic in Colorado Springs)

Knowing who to call and what to do in the few minutes after an accident protects you and your loved ones:

  • Move all involved vehicles off busy roads. Use extra care when moving injured passengers; call an ambulance, if necessary.Exchange names, addresses, phone numbers and insurance information with all involved parties, including any witnesses.

  • Make notes of how the car accident happened while it is fresh in your mind.

  • Call the police.

  • Call your auto insurance company.

  • Call us for an immediate consultation and examination. (We offer a Free Spinal Exam upon mentioning this ad)

Severe injuries can, and often do, result from relatively low-impact force. The fact is that many people do not notice symptoms of neck, back, arm or leg injuries–even severe injuries--for days or even weeks after an auto accident.

The longer you wait to get examined, the longer it can take to restore your health. It is important to have a physical exam immediately following any accident, even if the accident seemed minor.

Seemingly minor spinal injuries often go undetected by routine emergency medical examinations. If left untreated, these injuries can become permanent, causing degeneration of the spine and leading to a life of constant pain.

If you have reason to believe you or someone you know may have whiplash as the result of an auto accident, immediately stabilize and protect the head so that it cannot be exposed to further injury.

For temporary relief, apply an ice pack to the area to help reduce inflammation and decrease the pain. Apply the ice pack for 15 to 20 minutes at a time, allowing at least 30 minutes between applications.

Back Essentials Chiropractic & Rehab can make the referral to a Colorado Springs Auto Repair shop or to a Auto Accident Attorney if needed.

A word of caution:

These are temporary remedies and not a substitute for immediate professional care. It is important to call to schedule an immediate appointment if you experience any head, neck or back pain following an auto accident.

Call our Back Essentials Chiropractic Clinic for a Free Auto Accident Consultation at 719-573-2225 today.

At our Colorado Springs office you will receive the best care through the use of modern chiropractic techniques and technology. Dr. Byron Raitz and the staff at Back Essentials Chiropractic have a genuine concern for your well-being and health! Call us today and we can develop a chiropractic plan specific for you.

Why choose Back Essentials over the other fine chiropractors in our area. Dr. Tarvin is a Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist, specializing in whiplash treatment, headaches and the more complicated disorders in health care. Dr. Tarvin is also a board certified in acupuncture to bridge the gap between western and eastern thought. We also offer spinal decompression at an affordable cost to allow anyone the ability to get care they need. If you have been considering chiropractic and have waited long enough to get back your true health, call today!! We will help you!! You can scroll down to the coupon offering and print it out to receive discounted services to introduce yourself to true health care.  CALL TODAY AT 719-573-2225

~~"I was recently involved in a car accident. When Dr. Tarvin reviewed my case he was very compassionate and rescourceful. When it came to following through with the necessary steps to improve my health as well as recommend outside resources for my accident. Every time I visit the office, Dr. Tarvin and his staff are exceptionally helpful and respectful. I appreciate everything they do for me and will continue to recommend their service to family and friends."     

Savannah M.

"My husband and I came to see Dr. Tarvin the same day as my husbands motorcycle accident. We called everyone to find someone open on a Saturday. Dr. Tarvin was open on Saturdays but it was after hours. He came in to see my husband because of the pain my husband was in. He was seen immediately after the call even without the assurance of insurance, attorney lien etc... The doctor and staff care more about their patients than anything else. In the months that followed the accident my husband went from being completely immobile and in excruitiating pain to walking, exercising and once again able to ride his motorcycle. He is simply able to again live a pain free life. All thanks to Back Essentials Chiropractic."  Candace M.

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• As early as 1921, the medical profession validated chiropractic

Henry Winsor, a medical doctor in Haverford , Pennsylvania asked the question:

"Chiropractors claim that by adjusting one vertebra, they can relieve stomach troubles and ulcers; by adjusting another, menstrual cramps; and by adjusting others conditions such as kidney diseases, constipation, heart disease, thyroid conditions, and lung disease may resolve - but how?"

Dr. Winsor decided to investigate this new science and art of healing- chiropractic.


After graduating from medical school, Dr. Winsor was inspired by chiropractic and osteopathic literature to experiment. He planned to dissect human and animal cadavers to see if there was a relationship between any diseased internal organ discovered on autopsy and the vertebrae associated with the nerves that went to the organ. As he wrote:

"The object of these necropsies was to determine whether any connection existed between curvatures of the spine, and diseased organs; or whether the two were entirely independent of each other."


The University of Pennsylvania gave Dr. Winsor permission to carry out his experiments. In a series of three studies he dissected a total of seventy-five human and twenty-two cat cadavers . The following are Dr. Winsor's results:

"221 structures other than the spine were found diseased. Of these, 212 were from the same sympathetic (nerve) segments as the vertebrae in curvature. Nine diseased organs belonged to different sympathetic segments from the vertebrae out of line. These figures cannot be expected to exactly coincide…for an organ may receive sympathetic filaments from several spinal segments and several organs may be supplied with sympathetic (nerve) filaments from the same spinal segments. In other words, there was nearly a 100% correlation between minor curvatures of the spine and diseases of the internal organs."


Dr. Winsor's results are published in The Medical Times and are found in any medical library. Winsor was not alone in his findings. Similar studies by other researchers have confirmed Dr. Winsor's conclusion that degenerated and misaligned spines have a high correlation with disease processes.

• Reference:
All quotes from: Winsor, H. Sympathetic segmental disturbances - II. The evidences of the association, in dissected cadavers, of visceral disease with vertebral deformities of the same sympathetic segments, The Medical Times , November 1921, pp./ 267-271.

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