Chiropractic care involves the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders that often affect the nervous system and overall health. Many common bodily issues can be remedied through professional chiropractic care, from irregular bowel movements through to chronic pain and menstrual irregularities. We’re taking a look at 12 reasons to see a chiropractor below:
1. Severe Back Pain
Many of us struggle with bad posture, and this is often caused by small irregularities in spinal positioning. The worst part is that we often try and correct these small niggling pains ourselves, which can lead to the pain spreading and intensifying. A chiropractor is able to easily diagnose these issues of the back, and remedy them using professional chiropractic techniques.
2. Chronic Neck Pain
Neck pain is often caused by bad posture and incorrect sleeping positioning. Many of us work desk jobs, and if we’re not sitting in the correct position – supporting our necks – pain can form over time. Remedying neck pains is a common practice for chiropractors, and this is done through chiropractic adjustments and/or dry needling.
3. Tingling Sensations
Ever experience a tingling feeling in your hands or feet? Tingling in the extremities is a result of compression or injury of nerves in the spine or the arms and legs. A chiropractor can diagnose your strange tingling sensations throughout the body and, where possible, action chiropractic procedures to fix the underlying issue.
4. Incessant Headaches
Did you know that most headaches actually have nothing to do with your head? Chronic head pain can be caused by a number of other bodily irregularities, like pinched neck nerves and tight joints and muscles in the spine. Before becoming too reliant on medication to handle your constant headaches, chat to a chiropractor. The solution might be as simple as a quick neck adjustment.
5. Chronic Fatigue
Struggling with aches and pains that keep you up at night? Bodily irregularities and chronic muscle tension can affect our sleeping patterns, which in turn leave us feeling lethargic and fatigued over time. Don’t let bad sleeping habits leave you a husk of your former self – seek professional chiropractic advice and reward yourself with a pain-free body.
6. Trouble Sleeping
Pain in the body has a sort of knock-on affect, as it can cause issues in areas such as socialising, sleeping quality, and overall happiness. It stands to reason that chronic pain will cause sleeping issues, but if you’re struggling to get comfortable and sleep a solid 8 hours, there might be a chiropractic reason for this. Speak to a chiropractor about a possible treatment before you’re completely run down.
A silent killer, stress is something we all have – but most of us completely underestimate its detrimental effect on our bodies. High stress levels can cause pain and unease in areas that include the neck, the back, the chest and others. Visit a chiropractor for an adjustment and walk out feeling like a million bucks!
8. Vehicular Injuries
Car accidents are often completely out of our control, and they can cause irreversible damage to the human body. Injuries like whiplash cause soft tissue trauma that can be remedied over time through regular chiropractic treatment, returning the muscles to their original, functional state. Chiropractic treatment can also dramatically speed up the recovery process post vehicular accident.
9. Sports Injuries
Most healthcare professionals will recommend regular chiropractic treatment for all people involved in regular sport, but this is especially important should an athlete suffer from a sports injury. Not only will chiropractic care fix the problem in record time, allowing the athlete to return to form sooner, but it will also assist with preventing future injuries of the same nature. Also, many athletes without pain see a chiropractor to optimise their sports performance.
10. Menstrual Problems
Many women suffer from severe lower-back pains during their menstruation. Since this is something that happens once a month, the back pain can end up completely unbearable. If you find yourself suffering from this type of pain during your menstrual cycle, chat to a chiropractor about treatments that can proactively work the back muscles and hopefully reduce – if not eradicate – your lower back pain during menstruation.
11. Arthritis & Joint Pains
Other than neck and back pain relief, a chiropractor’s bread and butter is treating those suffering from osteoarthritis and other joint pains. Inflamed, swollen joints can be treated and prevented through regular chiropractic therapy. Struggling with aching joints and muscles? A chiropractor can bring the relief you need!
12. Bowel Irregularity
We’ve left the strangest one for last! Did you know that regular chiropractic care can actually assist with relieving constipation and other bowel issues caused by the central nervous system? The great thing is that this type of chiropractic care is regularly administered for both adults and children alike.