Signs You Need to See a Chiropractor
By Sara Butler
When you injure yourself, one of your first thoughts is probably to call the chiropractor -- especially if it’s an injury to your back or neck. If so, you’re not alone. According to the American Chiropractic Association, the number one reason patients visit a chiropractor is an injury to the back. That’s why it may shock you to learn that your spinal health influences your overall health and there are some other signals your body may be trying to send you to let you know it’s time to go to the chiropractor. Here are a few signs beyond neck and back pain that should inspire you to seek chiropractic care.
Limited Range of Motion
Sometimes even simple activities such as putting on your seatbelt, tying your shoes, or lifting up a laundry basket can be a struggle. If you find your range of motion is limited and even the easiest activities are causing you problems, then you need to see the chiropractor. The chiropractor can discover the reason why your range of motion may be limited and work with you to correct it.
If you have frequent headaches it may surprise you to learn that the problem might be with your spine. Chiropractors treat many people with headaches every day who have headaches caused by joint dysfunctions or restrictions in the neck. Work with a chiropractor to try to dig deeper into the cause of your headaches and correct the underlying problem to get rid of them for good!
Many patients see the chiropractor for joint pain all over their body, not simply in their back or neck. If you have knee pain, hand pain, ankle pain, or hip pain, the chiropractor can help. If you’re an athlete and find that joint pain is hurting your performance, then meet with a chiropractor at The Joint to help keep your joints and muscles healthy.
You Have Sinus Issues
Did you know that chiropractic care can help with sinus and allergy issues? It can! If you have a joint restriction or dysfunction in your neck, then it can cause tension in your throat. A chiropractic adjustment may be able to help your throat relax and open up your sinuses so they can drain more effectively.
If you're experiencing any of these things, then you should come into The Joint Chiropractic for an evaluation today!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Burnsville, Minn.