Does your body feel “off,” not quite running at top efficiency? Would you prefer a natural solution to health and wellness rather than popping pills? If you answered yes to either question, you might want to consider seeing a chiropractor. How do you know if a chiropractor is right for you? Check out our list of 10 signs you need a chiropractor!
10 Signs You Need a Chiropractor
1. Limited range of motion
If you are struggling to scratch your lower back, look over your shoulder when driving, or tying your shoes, you may have a limited range of motion that could be improved with chiropractic care.
2. Frequent headaches or migraines
Did you know that problems in the neck can cause frequent headaches or migraines? You can stop with the constant pain medications and treat the problem naturally.
3. Chronic joint or muscle pain
Chronic joint and muscle pain can occur in many locations on the body, from the knees to your back and more. In many cases, chronic pain can be reduced or cured through chiropractic care.
4. Sharp pain in the legs
If you are experiencing sharp, shooting pains in your legs and/or tingling and weakness, this could be a sign that you have a slipped disc or pinched nerve. Chiropractors can readjust your body and take the pressure off the pain point.
5. Have recently been in an accident
If you have recently been in an accident, such as a car accident, you may be experiencing a host of conditions after the fact. One of the most common issues is whiplash. If your body hasn’t “felt right” since the accident, a chiropractor will be able to diagnose and offer treatment options to get you back to feeling normal.
6. Stationary job
Those who have a stationary job, like sitting in front of a computer all day, often suffer physically. Sitting or staying still for too long can put pressure on the neck, shoulders, back, and hips. While it is unlikely that you will change your job, a chiropractor can help you achieve optimal health and alignment to help prevent future injuries.
7. Improper stance
Do the soles of your shoes wear out differently on each foot? This is a sign that your stance is improper due to subluxation in the spine. Realignment by a chiropractor can fix this issue and prevent it from becoming a chronic problem.
8. Sinus congestion
It may not be your first thought when you think of chiropractic care, but it can even help with sinus congestion! An upper cervical adjustment can help relieve tension on the brain stem and allow the throat to relax, aiding in the drainage of the sinuses.
9. Prior to and during pregnancy
Women trying to become pregnant or are already pregnant can benefit from chiropractic care. It can allow the woman’s body to relax and function optimally to increase the chance of becoming pregnant and make labor and delivery easier for expectant mothers.
10. Active lifestyle and proactive body maintenance
If you live an active lifestyle, that is amazing! However, constantly being on the go can be hard on the body. If you’re a busy person, you can choose to practice proactive body maintenance to stay ahead of problems and prevent injuries.
Lubbock Integrated Medical Institute
At Lubbock Integrated Medical Institute, we want our patients to achieve their optimal health and wellness. Our experienced chiropractors will work with you to diagnose and treat your symptoms. Please book an appointment with us today or call us for more information.