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When Your Back Pain Needs a Chiropractor?

By Sara Butler

The spine is a really fascinating structure. It's comprised of 24 bones connected to a vast network of muscles and ligaments to create the spinal column, which helps to give your body function and form. It also protects your spinal cord, the communication superhighway between your brain and the rest of your body. When you consider just how important the spine is and how much it does, it's not a surprise to learn that millions of Americans see chiropractors each year for back pain. Maybe you don't believe in seeing the chiropractor every time you feel a twinge in your back, but is that the right way to care for something so important? Here are four times you should absolutely see the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic when it comes to back pain.

Your Back Pain Doesn't Go Away

For many people who experience back pain, any pain experienced usually goes away with a little rest and some over-the-counter pain relievers. The chiropractors at The Joint think regular chiropractic adjustments will help to reduce the pain you experience and keep your spine healthy, but if you experience pain that doesn't go away or pain that shoots down your limbs, then it's time for chiropractic help.

Pain that lasts for weeks and keeps you from performing tasks in your everyday life isn't acceptable, so make sure to seek help for it so you can figure out what is going on and treat it. It could be something serious such as s pinched nerve or progression of a disease process that needs attention.

Numbness, Tingling, or Weakness in Your Limbs

It's not normal to have constant tingling or numbness in your limbs -- neither is it normal to experience weakness. If you notice these issues, then it needs to be evaluated by a chiropractor as soon as possible. Keep track of your symptoms, where you experience them and for how long, and convey that information to your chiropractor.

Pain at Night

If you're experiencing pain that's keeping you up at night, then you need a chiropractor! Intense pain that's keeping you from sleep is serious, so it needs a professional evaluation to find out the underlying cause and begin treatment of it.


Any fever over 101 degrees Fahrenheit in an adult can be a sign of infection. If you experience this along with back pain, then it's crucial to be evaluated by a medical professional. Don't delay!

It's always best to err on the side of caution. If you're in pain, seek medical care as soon as you can from the chiropractors at The Joint today!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Austin, Tex.

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