15 Oct 5 Signs You Need to See a Chiropractor
Seeing a chiropractor seems to be something that we put on our to-do list that never gets done. Even with the best of intentions, it’s easy to put off the visit until we’re in dire need. Don’t let your back pain turn into a chronic issue or have any lasting effects. It’s easy to ignore what may seem like a minor issue or may not even seem related to your back. But in your long run, your body will pay the price. If you experience any of these symptoms we’ve listed below, it’s time to see a chiropractor.
- You regularly have headaches.
The causes of headaches can vary, but they are often a result of oxygen deprivation. When blood flow is limited, headaches happen. Muscle tension in your neck or poor posture can also lead to headaches. A chiropractor can realign your back and neck and improve your blood flow and increase your brain’s oxygen supply—which will lead to reduced headaches and more comfortable living.
- The soles of your shoes wear unevenly.
Are the soles of your shoes wear out at different rates? That is likely a sign that your body is out of alignment and you are putting more weight on one side. See a chiropractor to realign your spine. An adjustment could save you some pain and help you to avoid a chronic problem. Give you back a break (and your shoes) and see a chiropractor.
- Your range of motion is limited.
If your range of motion is limited—meaning your arms, legs, back, or neck are losing their flexibility—this could be a good indication that you need to see a chiropractor. This is particularly important if you are losing mobility in your neck if you’re unable to turn it as far in one direction than the other, see a chiropractor. An adjustment is likely needed to realign bones and joint, relieve pain, and increase your range of motion again.
- Sharp pain in your legs is a bad sign.
Sharp, shooting pain in your legs is a sign of a pinched nerve or slipped disc. Numbness, tingling, or weakness can also be a sign that there is a problem. See a chiropractor to be diagnosed, adjusted, and alleviate pressure in your back. Nerve pain can manifest itself in different parts of the body, you may not think it’s related to your back—but seeing a medical professional can help you to determine that.
- You have chronic back pain.
This seems like the most obvious reason to see a chiropractor, but many people live with back pain for years without seeking help. There are many factors that could be causing back pain. Common culprits include poor posture, long periods of sitting, long periods of standing, hunching over at a computer for hours, etc. A chiropractic doctor can not only relieve your back pain, but they can also give you tips and exercises to help you avoid future pain.