A chiropractor isn’t just for those who have been involved in a car accident or slipped over and hurt their back. People tend to only see chiropractors when something serious has happened. However, there are some signs you need to look for that probably mean you should go see a chiropractor.
Putting off going to the chiropractor could certainly make the issue worse. Have a read below at the top 4 signs that mean you may need to go see your chiropractor:
- Chronic Pain in Joints and/or Muscles
Everyone will experience pain in joints and muscles at some point in their life. This issue becomes serious when the pain doesn’t go away. Your muscles are stiff and it is difficult for you to move around for weeks (and it’s not just because you started exercising and going to the gym again for the first time in years).
When people have joint or muscle pain they tend to take aspirin. This may make the pain go away for a little bit, but if the pain keeps on coming back, you should do something more about it. You could have an issue with your musculoskeletal alignment. This type of issue needs the assistance of a chiropractor.
Headaches can be caused by a significant number of things. One of the major impacts is how much blood is able to reach the brain. If you are experiencing headaches all the time, a chiropractor could be able to relieve the pain by assisting the blood flow as well as increasing the brain’s supply of oxygen.
Another common cause of headaches is the misalignment between the neck and upper back. If your doctor can’t see to find a solution it may be time to go see a chiropractor. They can make the necessary adjustments to reduce the frequency of headaches. On top of this, research suggests that migraine sufferers who enlist the assistance of chiropractic therapy often see reductions in the frequency and intensity of their headaches.
- Sharp Pain down Leg
When experiencing a sharp pain down your leg it could be a sign of a slipped disc or pinched nerve. Sometimes a physical therapist or doctor is able to resolve the issue. If not, a chiropractor could be able to assist. If normal treatment from a doctor doesn’t work, the issue could be due to a compressed nerve. A chiropractor can make spinal adjustments to relieve the pressure on the nerve.
- Limited Range of Motions
People lose their range of motions all the time. They could sleep in a weird position and then for the next couple of days not be able to turn their neck to the left or right. When this becomes a big issue is when you don’t get your proper range of motion back. If you are still struggling after a couple of weeks, it could be time to see a chiropractor to sort it out.
At Aurum Health Care we have a team of highly trained and professional chiropractors that will take the time to understand your specific situation and develop and plan to alleviate the issue. If you are experiencing any of the above signs, come in and see one of our passionate chiropractors today.