5 Signs You Need to See a Chiropractor

July 18, 2022

We all know how important it is to take care of our health. But sometimes, we have dealt with so much pain — or dealt with pain for such a long time — that we don’t even realize we need help to begin with. 

Back and neck pain are two commonly complained-about symptoms that many people deal with every day but rarely seek help for. However, putting off care can make things much worse, so it’s important to be proactive about seeking treatment plans. If you’re experiencing any of the following five symptoms, it might be time to schedule an appointment for chiropractic care.

Back Pain

Do you frequently don uncomfortable shoes, wear your wallet in your back pocket, or spend a lot of time hunched over a computer desk? Back pain may be something you’re a little too familiar with — and as you might expect, back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek chiropractic care. Spinal injuries can place unwanted pressure on the upper back, neck, and shoulders, causing long-lasting pain. In addition to spinal injuries, back pain can also be caused by stress, poor posture, misalignment in the neck, and many other possible issues, making it difficult to treat.

Subluxations in the spine can bring your busy lifestyle to a screeching halt. If you’ve been struggling to find relief through traditional methods like pain medication or physical therapy, chiropractic care could be the answer. A professional will carefully help realign your spine, which can decrease pain, improve your range of motion, and increase blood flow and nerve conductivity to the joints and muscles. (See also: “How often should I go to the chiropractor?”)

Neck Pain

If you’re experiencing neck pain, there may be a host of potential problems with your body. Since the spinal cord attaches to the brain at the back of your neck, it’s important to see a chiropractor as soon as possible. If left untreated, neck pain can lead to serious problems like migraines or vertigo. Additionally, chiropractic adjustments can help reduce stiffness and inflammation in your neck muscles and spinal cord, which can relieve pain and prevent additional injuries from occurring.

Joint Pain

If you’re dealing with pain in your joints or can only perform a limited range of motion, it could be due to a problem with your alignment. In some cases, your joints experience uneven wear based on factors like dominant handedness or an inconsistent workout routine. Joint pain can largely impair your day-to-day activities, so if you find that your legs are not as flexible as they usually are or you’re struggling with worsening pain, get help ASAP. Chiropractic care can help to improve your range of motion and reduce inflammation. At Thrive, our chiropractic experts will work with you on a customized treatment strategy to realign the bones and joints that are giving you trouble.

Persistent Headaches

If you’re suffering from chronic headaches, it could be due to a misalignment in your spine. Chiropractors are trained to carefully realign your spine, relieving the pressure on your nerves and giving you some much-needed relief. A chiropractor can also recommend specific techniques to help relieve stress.

Numbness Or Tingling In Your Extremities

If you’re experiencing numbness or tingling in your arms or legs, it could be due to a pinched nerve. Over time, oxygen deprivation caused by these pinched nerves can cause your extremities to “fall asleep.” Since blood is supplied to the brain from the rest of the body, pinched nerves are nothing to sneeze at. A chiropractic adjustment can help relieve the pressure on your nerves, improve blood flow and circulation, and ensure that your spine is aligned in a healthy way. If chiropractic care doesn’t work for your numbness and pain, we can refer you to a qualified acupuncture therapist as well.

Get The Best Chiropractic Treatment

At Thrive Spine & Sports Rehab, we offer the latest and most effective chiropractic techniques to help you find relief from pain caused by sports injuries. We specialize in treating various conditions, including headaches, back pain, neck pain, and joint pain. Our experienced chiropractors will work with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. Contact us today to get started!