When Should You See a Chiropractor?
By Sara Butler
Have you ever asked yourself when the time is right to see a chiropractor? Well, if you ever asked a chiropractor that, they’d say every time is the right time! But for people who may be new to chiropractic care, this is a serious question that deserves a serious answer. If you’re on the fence about seeing a chiropractor for the first time, then here’s a rundown of the reasons you may want to go ahead and take the leap.
What is chiropractic care? Many people think that the chiropractor only deals with back pain, but they are qualified to deal with way more than that. Chiropractic care is a form of medicine that includes the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of a number of musculoskeletal issues and conditions. It is used widely as a treatment for conditions such as:
- Knee pain
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Hip pain
- Numbness and tingling in the arms and legs
When You Should Seek Immediate Care
People often suffer from aches and pains but aren’t sure when it’s serious enough to warrant medical attention. Well, any time you’re uncomfortable it means something isn’t right, and you need to get it checked out. But if you’re shy, then you should definitely seek chiropractic care if you suffer from:
- Persistent headaches – If you suffer from headaches frequently, then it’s a warning sign something isn’t wright. Your chiropractor is able to track down the root cause of your headaches and work with you to develop a treatment plan that will work for you.
- Recent accidents – If you’ve recently been in a car accident, trauma from a fall, or suffered a sports injury, then you need to see a chiropractor to get checked out immediately.
- Chronic pain – You don’t have to live with chronic pain, and many people have had success with chiropractic treatment for chronic pain that restores full function naturally, without drugs or surgery.
- You rely on medication – Pain medication definitely has its uses, but everyday use to try to live with pain isn’t one of them. Chiropractic care can help relieve your symptoms and reduce your reliance on pain medication. Your chiropractor treats the cause of your problem, not just mask the symptoms.
- Limited Range of Motion – Your joints should have a full range of motion, and if they don’t, then you need to see a chiropractor pronto!
If you experience any of these, see your chiropractor at The Joint today!
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.