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How Do You Know When to See a Chiropractor?

The saying “No pain, no gain” is commonly heard, but it’s important to know there is a difference between chronic discomfort and a healthy determination! If you are experiencing symptoms that disrupt your everyday life, you aren’t gaining anything from that. This is why you need to see a chiropractor as soon as possible when experiencing discomfort. If you’re still unsure if you need a chiropractor, here are some tips that can help you to know when your pain means you need chiropractic intervention.

Car Accidents

Some people think even if they’re not injured in a car accident in a noticeable way they don’t need chiropractic care. This is simply not true. Even minor fender benders can cause an injury you may not feel for days after the event, so even a minor accident warrants a visit to your chiropractor.

The same can be said for other small accidents, such as slips and falls. The sooner you see a chiropractor after, the better it will be for you and your overall health.

Pain Without Apparent Trauma

If you experience any kind of joint discomfort but don’t understand the cause behind it, you need a chiropractor. Sure, you can learn to live with aches and pains, but that doesn’t mean you should. If you experience any of the following, come into The Joint as soon as you can:

  • Hip discomfort
  • Back discomfort
  • Neck discomfort
  • Knee discomfort
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Reduced range of motion

You should also consider seeing a chiropractor if the aches and pains you experience on a daily basis require you to take over-the-counter pain medicine in order for you to function. You don’t need an appointment at The Joint, so even if your time is limited you can get in and get out quick and hopefully find relief from your discomfort.

If You Delay Care

If you delay treatment for a problem then you aren’t allowing your body to begin its natural healing process. Without a helping hand of a chiropractor to guide you and your body, you will be at risk for a minor problem turning into a much larger one. If an injury doesn’t heal the right way, for example, it can take longer to correct than it would have if you'd been treated sooner – so don’t wait!

If you have any questions about chiropractic care you can always call The Joint, but since you don’t need an appointment, you can stop by right away and get started on our road to recovery!

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