I have been a patient of Dr. Whalens at Alpine Chiropractic for over 4 years. On January 20, 2018 I slipped and fell on a patch of ice that caused me severe pain in my lower back. After being in pain for over a week I went to see a spine doctor, she ordered a series of x-rays and I was diagnosed with a compression fracture of my sacrum. My doctor prescribed me pain medication and told me the only way to heal was bed rest and pain management with medication. Two weeks later I had continually gotten worse. My pain now included sciatic pain down my left leg I was unable to walk without a walker or cane. I was in constant pain even on medication.I happened to call Dr. Whalens office to discuss another matter with Damali and mentioned my accident, about 15 minutes later Dr. Whalen called me personally. He asked me to bring in my x-rays and report to him for review. After he reviewed my x-rays he diagnosed a compressed disc that was causing my lower back and sciatic pain. He told me that if I came in for adjustments, traction, and massage 3 times a week he could have me pain free in 30 days. Two weeks later, we went from three times a week to twice. At the end of the third week I was completely pain free and no longer needed a walker or cane.I continue to come in for adjustments periodically as I am planting my garden. The adjustments are helping to keep me in shape, soon I will go once a month for maintenance. I am so thankful for the staff and Dr. Whalen at Alpine Chiropractic.