Chiropractors treat muscles, bones, and nerves. Chiropractors use spinal manipulation to relieve pain and address underlying causative issues, while medical practitioners use drugs and perform surgery to treat patients’ symptoms. The following are the signs you should see a chiropractor:
1. Chronic Back Pain
According to the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, the most common musculoskeletal pain is chronic back pain. Chiropractic care may help alleviate chronic back pain or give you some relief from your pain.
2. Long-Term Headaches or Migraines
Chronic headaches and migraines may be due to repositioning the bones, joints, and muscles in your neck, spine, and head region. For example, a misaligned vertebra or the irregularity of a disc can make headaches more likely. Chiropractic care may help you get your neck and spine aligned to alleviate the pain.
3. Poor Balance and Neuropathy Pain
Neuropathy is nerve damage that can lead to numbness and tingling in your hands, arms, legs, and feet. Many people are affected and those who have diabetes or other health issues. Chiropractic care may help you modify your spinal curvatures to improve motion in your joints so that you don’t have any numbness or tingling in your limbs.
4. Neck Pain
Neck pain occurs more frequently in women than men, and it often occurs with osteoarthritis. Neck pain is also common among workers who perform repetitive work on a computer keyboard, reach overhead, and lift heavy equipment. Chiropractic care can help to reduce the discomfort associated with this kind of neck pain.
5. Back Soreness or Joint Discomfort after Sitting for a Long Time
Sitting for long periods can cause discomfort in your back because of improper posture and other sitting-related issues. Many Americans get more than eight hours of sitting time in a typical workday. This is not healthy for you and can lead to pain in your back and neck area. Chiropractic care can help to improve the range of motion in your spinal column, keeping your spine and shoulder region flexible.
6. You are healing from a recent accident:
Many people who fall and injure themselves can develop a muscle strain in their back, neck, or lower extremities. Chiropractic care can help restore your spinal column, relieve pain and prevent injury. If you’ve been injured recently, it is important to see a chiropractor.
7. You have premature joint pain or degeneration:
If you feel sore often and experience discomfort, you may want to see a chiropractor to address your skeletal alignment. While developing an early degenerative joint disease is not necessarily an inflammatory problem, it can be helped by restoring your spine and inhibiting the inflammation that causes pain or discomfort.
8. Excessive fatigue or feeling out of balance:
If you experience excessive fatigue and lethargy throughout the day, you may want to see a chiropractor for treatment.
If you have any of these signs, you may have a reason to see Dr. Stan Velkovich, founder of Islandwide Chiropractic. He specializes in treating musculoskeletal injuries and work-related injuries at 230 Hilton Ave Ste 220, Hempstead, NY 11550.