I have had back problems for years. Afraid of the chiropractor, I just maxed out on motrin daily and suffered.. until I hurt it so bad (muscle spasms and all) that the pain outweighed the fear and I called one.
Best decision ever. I've been going for months and my I don't have to take too many pain meds anymore. I'm still too chicken to let him mess with my neck, but he keeps everything in place from the shoulders down. I leave there wanting to take a nap.
Hope we have at least given you something to think about.