For most people, the first and most natural response when we encounter some pain or discomfort, particularly in the back and neck area, is to wish it away. If the discomfort persists, you then decide to take some pain-relief medication and hope it doesn’t re-occur. However, this rarely takes care of the root of the pain. You might, in fact, nurse the pain with pain medication to a point that it becomes unbearable. That’s when you think of seeking professional help. But, what if you could prevent the pain from getting to extreme levels by seeing a chiropractor early enough? How do you know you need to visit a chiropractor?
Here are 5 telltale signs that you are in need of chiropractor services.
Consistent headaches can point towards a problem in the spine, especially at the neck. If you feel the need to take over-the-counter medication regularly to numb your neck pain, the problem might be deeper than you think. A chiropractor can help to diagnose the source of this pain and root it out.
Perhaps you are used to numbing that neck pain with an ice pack or a more comfortable pillow. However, persistent neck pain, especially the kind that prevents you from turning your head is a dangerous sign. This is similar to persistent back pain that does not appear to fade away even after six weeks. Even when you have minor aches but fear they might be a cause for alarm, consult a chiropractor.
Unlike sleeping, sitting for a long period has a tendency to unnecessarily strain your body. This is common when you have to do repetitive tasks that promote uneven utilization of a group of muscles or poor posture. While moving around may be a great way to “shake off” the stress, it is wiser to see your chiropractor. They will “tune-up” your body, quite like a mechanic does to a car. Even when you think you can do a lot to relieve the stress on your own, see a professional to analyze and address the bigger problems.
Observe the wear pattern on your favourite pair of shoes. Is it even? Uneven wear pattern on the soles of your shoes could indicate that your body is misaligned. It is a reliable indicator of subluxation in the spine which needs realignment to curb the problem before it manifests into a chronic issue.
No matter how minor the accident was, it is prudent to see a chiropractor as soon as possible. This is because some injuries might be hiding deep within your body and only show up when they are severe. A chiropractor who specializes in accident injuries can help you in your recovery process.
The signs listed above are the direct and obvious signals that you need to seek chiropractor services as soon as possible. If you experience any of the signs above, contact a trusted chiropractor near you today. With that said, you should make a point to get chiropractor services routinely to ensure your body is in top shape and no problems are brewing up in the background. Call us today to discuss your treatment options.