4 Reasons to Go to a Chiropractor
By Maya Goldstein
My father needed major surgery on his neck. Doctors broke his neck and fused two spinal disks together. He experienced major neck and back pain afterward, off and on. He tried everything to find relief, from massage to soaking in hot water. Finally, he tried a chiropractor and his life changed for the better. He was able to move better, and he felt better overall. I asked him why he didn't go sooner. He told me he didn't think his issue was something they could help. I was shocked.
Treating More Than Back Pain
Here is a list of reasons to go to a chiropractor.
- Neck and back pain - If frequent neck and back pain is common, a visit to the chiropractor should be a priority. Whether waking up the wrong way or because of chronic back problems, there is a non-surgical medication-free alternative to deal with the pain that should always be considered before the other options!
- Headaches - Simple once in a blue moon headaches or debilitating migraines greatly affect the quality of life. Taking medicine can help the symptoms but it does not solve the actual problem of the headache. A chiropractor can help find the root of the problem -- whether for pain or for headaches -- and fix it. Headaches are often less common after a chiropractic adjustment.
- Sleep quality - Blood flow may be one reason that sleep eludes us, and that can occur when the body is not aligned properly. That can make sleep more difficult, so we don't feel properly rested when waking up. A chiropractor can align the spine and other parts of the body to help facilitate the blood flow, which allows the body to work less, and providing the opportunity to sleep better.
- Stress relief - The body likes to be in balance. It likes everything aligned and properly set. Like a machine, when the body's in this state, it runs smooth and feels good. When it's not, it must work harder to compensate for the problem. Doing it for too long creates stress and fatigue. A stressed and tired body gets hit harder than a healthy and well-rested body. A chiropractor can help keep the body in good shape and help relieve the stress.
Many people do not think that their problem is one that can be solved by a chiropractor. They are content to wait out the pain. My father was the same way. However, he and many others were able to find amazing pain relief by visiting a chiropractor. The attitude of waiting it out made their quality of life go down. Don't wait! If you're impacted by back and neck pain, headaches, poor sleep, or feeling stress, there is no reason to wait. Go see the helpful chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic today.
At The Joint, no appointments are necessary and it's open on the weekends. You won't have to hassle with insurance, either. Most of the time you won't need an appointment; just drop in, although it's a good idea to call ahead during the pandemic.
If there's something in your life that's causing you pain, there's no reason to wait. Life's too short to not feel good.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Asheville, N.C.