Six Signs You May Need a Chiropractor

| October 15, 2012

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A trip to the chiropractor is often a last resort, taken when you can’t take the back or joint pain anymore and are in search of  relief. And for the record, a chiropractor is a trained professional who uses non-surgical treatments to assist patients with spine and nervous system pain.

There are ways to tell that you may need chiropractic services, including early signs to clue you in before you reach those points of pain.

Chronic pain

A chiropractor is a likely step if you have chronic muscle or joint pain. A chiropractor doctor, who is a doctor of chiropractic but not necessarily a doctor of medicine, can help with joint and nerve problems such as neck pain, arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. A chiropractor may also identify pain in other areas of the body that may be caused by problems with the back.

Severe back pain

Spinal misalignments can cause upper and lower back pain, including sciatica, pain that may start in the lower back and travel down the sciatic nerve into the back of the legs. A chiropractor is trained to spot misalignments and can find ways to help improve your posture and alleviate the symptoms.

Persistent injury

A chiropractor can be the place to visit if you have a sports injury or another type of injury that hasn’t healed after other treatments. This includes injuries sustained in a car crash, such as whiplash, which may not immediately be felt at the time of the crash.

Severe headaches

Are you suffering from frequent or chronic headaches? Problems with the vertebrae can cause migraines and other types of severe headaches. It may also be a case of your central nervous system being out of balance and sending bad signals through the body. A chiropractor can help restore that balance.

A preference for alternative care

Finding relief doesn’t necessarily have to mean seeking a prescription. If you want to find a more natural path to deal with pain, consider seeking chiropractic care. A chiropractor may be able to give you relief without medication or surgery, depending on your specific condition.

Excess fatigue

A number of things can keep you up at night. If you are suffering from insomnia, a problem with the nervous system could be the cause. Talk to your chiropractor and see if chiropractic services may be the way to get better rest and put your mind at ease.

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Category: Chiropractors & Massage Therapists, Evergreen, Health & Fitness

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