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How to Know When You Need a Chiropractor

By Sara Butler

Your high school gym teacher probably yelled: “Pain is weakness leaving the body” as you were struggling to complete a chin-up in the ninth grade. Well, you can feel vindicated now because they were wrong – pain is your body’s signal that something isn’t right. There are many different types of pain and a few specific kinds that you should seek chiropractic care for. The chiropractors at The Joint can seek out the root cause of your pain and help you get on the road to normal function. Here are a few telltale signs that ice isn’t enough – you need a chiropractor!

Chronic Headaches

If you suffer from chronic headaches or migraines, then you need to see the chiropractor. Headaches can be caused by many different things but central to many headaches is tension in the muscles of the neck. Quite often, joint restriction or dysfunction in the neck is to blame for regular headaches.

Chiropractic adjustments can help to alleviate the muscle tension and restore balance to your spine and its surrounding structures. When you take the pressure off the spinal nerves and they are able to function as they should, then headache frequency and intensity can be reduced.

Neck Pain

Neck pain is increasingly common due to the sedentary lifestyle many people lead. All of those hours behind a desk or working at a computer really take their toll on your body, causing joint dysfunction, restriction, and eventually pain. Neck pain from time to time is one thing but persistent neck pain needs to be assessed by a chiropractor.

Persistent neck pain may make it difficult for you to turn your head from side to side, get through the normal motions of your day, or make your neck very stiff and painful. Get into the chiropractor so you can find out what’s going on and get back to full function!

Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is experienced by most people at some point in their lives. It’s uncomfortable and even incredibly painful at times, but it’s usually not a cause for alarm since it seems to go away on its own.

However, if you’re experiencing pain that has lasted for at least six weeks or pain that is getting worse, it’s time to have your chiropractor take a look.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Albuquerque, N.M. 

 

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