Many people only think about seeing a chiropractor whenever they start having pain–however, several other symptoms and signs may also indicate that you should see a chiropractor. You body may be trying to alert you in a multitude of ways. If you’re having migraines, leg pain, numbness or tingling,
1. Sitting for Long Periods of Time
Do you have an office job that requires you to sit hunched over a desk or keyboard for long periods of time? The human body was not designed to maintain this position for very long. Over time, the muscles that support your posture will weaken and you’ll experience muscle strain and pain.
Fortunately, there are things you can do to keep your posture healthy and minimize pain even if you work an office job. Visiting a chiropractor regularly should be an important part of your personal care routine. A chiropractor will check to make sure your spine is properly aligned from your tailbone to the base of your skull.
A lot of people experience headaches regularly. Many have come to think daily headaches are the norm. However, as with most pain in the body, frequent headaches are usually an indication that something is wrong. You can try to mask the symptoms with over-the-counter pain medications, but this is only a short-term solution. Eventually, the medication will wear off and your pain will return, unless you identify and treat the underlying cause.
In many cases, headaches can be traced back to muscle tension or misalignment in the neck or even lower down the spine. A chiropractor can make the necessary adjustments to release tension and improve blood flow to the area so your brain receives adequate oxygen. In some cases, chiropractors may even recommend dietary changes if there are signs that your food choices are contributing to your headaches.
3. Chronic Back Pain
Chronic pain in your back is one of the most obvious signs that you need the services of a chiropractor in houston, TX. With a professional adjustment, you’ll feel immediate relief from some of your pain. To fully alleviate chronic back pain, you may need to visit your chiropractor regularly over a period of time.
4. Pain in Your Muscles or Joints
Joint or muscle pain often occurs as the result of a musculoskeletal misalignment. Chiropractors are trained to identify misalignments and correct them with strategic manipulations of the musculoskeletal system.
5. You Get Shooting Pains in One or Both Legs
If you have leg pain, the cause could be a multitude of things. You probably haven’t considered that the source of the pain may be in your back. Sharp, shooting pains that travel down one or both legs are frequently due to pinched nerves or slipped discs. In either case, a skilled chiropractor can usually identify the source of the pinched nerve and make spinal adjustments as necessary to release pressure on the area.
6. Your Range of Motion Is Limited
Frequently, individuals who need spinal adjustments don’t experience chronic pain or obvious discomfort. Instead, they may notice that their range of motion is limited. For example, they may not be able to bend forward very far or lean to the right or left. They may also notice restrictions in their neck movements. If this sounds familiar to you, a quick chiropractic adjustment may be all you need to restore your natural flexibility.
7. The Soles of Your Shoes Don’t Wear Out at the Same Rate
Take a look at the bottom of your shoes. Is one wearing out much differently than the other? If so, your hips and/or spine are probably out of alignment. Uneven wear on the bottom of your shoes is a sign that you need an adjustment before your misalignment issues become chronic.
8. You Want To Improve Your Mental Acuity & Physical Health
Do you feel like you’re not at the top of your athletic ability? Feeling cloudy at work and want to improve your mental acuity? Chiropractic adjustments should be part of the process.
lf you suffer from headaches, migraines, chronic pain, or any of the other problems on this list give us a call. We offer same day and walk in chiropractor appointments to Houston, TX area. Be sure to ask about our new patient chiropractor special for first time patients in Houston.
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