When to See a Chiropractor: 5 Signs

If you’re feeling any sort of pain or discomfort in you musculoskeletal system, you may be wondering when to see a chiropractor. It’s a question many people struggle with because pain isn’t like most medical conditions with definitive symptoms or signs. Some individuals choose to see a chiropractor for various reasons like getting relief from allergies or improve the overall function of their health. Here are five reasons when to see a chiropractor that may relate to your situation:

  1. You are Always Active

You are taking care of yourself by exercising to improve your cardiovascular and physical health. Maybe you’re just a Canadian who is always on the go. Regardless of the reason you are always active, your body takes a beating because of the constant jarring, strain and pressure. Months or even years of the activity can cause your body to break down. You become prone to developing pinched nerves, common aches and pains or slipped discs. When to see a chiropractor is often early to prevent your body from breaking down.

  1. You Experience Sharp Pain in Your Leg

When you experience pain shooting down your leg, weakness or tingling, that can’t be stopped by physical therapy or medication, you want chiropractic care. It’s possible that you may have compressed nerve that is causing the problem. A chiropractor can release the pressure causing the tingling, weakness or shooting pain.

  1. You have a Job that Requires You to Sit for Long Periods of Time

Even if you have a job you love, it can cause health problems. Any time you are sitting for long periods of time, it hurts your shoulders, neck and upper back. Just think about how many times you hunch over your phone or keyboard each day. This pressure slowly moves your discs and bones enough to cause alignment problems.

  1. You Suffer from Frequent Headaches

Frequent headaches are often signs of a misalignment in your neck or upper back. Unfortunately, a lot of doctors may not have a treatment that works. Fortunately, chiropractic care may be the treatment that works.

When to see a chiropractor also involves you are suffering from migraines. Many patients have reported that there number of migraines along with the intensity decreases under chiropractic care.

  1. You Have Some Sort of Chronic Muscle or Joint Pain

Typically, you try over-the-counter (OTC) medications to relieve common pain in your joints and muscles. When that doesn’t work, you ask your physician for treatments to ease the pain. When that doesn’t work, your physician may recommend chiropractic care. Musculoskeletal alignment problems by be the cause of your chronic pain.

These are just some of the signs that you need to see a chiropractor. There are a lot of signs involved in deciding when to see a chiropractic. The signs may be medical or non-medical. For instance, sometimes patients are under chiropractic care simply to improve their good health.  To learn more about the chiropractic services offered at Chiro-Med Rehab Centre, contact our Newmarket or Richmond Hill office.

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