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3 Signs You Should See a Chiropractor

signs you should see a chiropractor

Did you know that chiropractic care is for more than musculoskeletal issues like back and neck pain? Maintaining optimal health and well-being is a priority for most individuals, and Neuro-Structural Chiropractic care can help. By restoring the proper alignment and function of the spine, we aim to optimize communication between your brain, nervous system and the rest of your body, improving your overall health.

Below are 3 signs that you should see a chiropractor for your health that specializes in Neuro-Structural correction.

  1. Postural or Mobility Issues:

Poor posture and mobility have become increasingly common. Poor posture is an indication of an underlying structural issue. Slouching, hunching over devices, and sitting for prolonged periods can lead to postural imbalances, mobility issues, muscle tightness, and related pain and discomfort. 

Postural issues include rounded shoulders, forward head posture, asymmetry, granny hump, and uneven hips and shoulders. Those of us with poor posture and mobility may notice it is a struggle to stand for long periods without pain, difficulty getting up and down from a chair or the floor, stiffness in the morning, and problems looking over your shoulder when driving.

You may experience text neck, neck pain, shoulder pain, arm pain, low back pain, headaches and fatigue. Over the long term, poor posture/ mobility will lead to degenerative discs, herniated discs, arthritis, and bone spurs. 

Neuro-Structural Corrective Chiropractic care helps by addressing the underlying structural problems that lead to postural and mobility issues.  

  1. Are you or have you been injured?

Injuries come in two main forms: sudden trauma or repetitive stress. Examples of sudden injuries include car accidents, falls, or sports injuries. Repetitive stress injuries are from repetitive microtraumas, such as sitting all day, poor biomechanics and lack of proper daily movement. 

Regardless of how the injury was caused, these types of traumas to your spine can impact you in ways you might not expect. For instance, a whiplash injury from a car crash can result in headaches & migraines that show up months and even years later; alternatively, working from home and spending more time sitting can result in neck, shoulder and back pain.

Often folks have difficulties connecting their trauma to their resulting secondary conditions because the symptoms aren’t always immediate, and the parts of the body don’t seem to be correlated. Every part of your body is connected to your spine and the nerves that extend from it. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, these are signs your body is reacting to some sudden or repetitive stress:

  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Neck/ Shoulder Pain 
  • Back/ Shoulder pain
  • Tennis elbow

Neuro-Structural chiropractic care facilitates healing by gently adjusting your spine, restoring normal movement and biomechanics. Chiropractic care mitigates further damage, restores functionality and prevents future injuries. 

  1. Are you regularly taking pain medications? 

If the answer is yes, this indicates that you are dealing with soreness, muscular tension, chronic pain, or recurring pain. Taking pain medication is a common way to manage these symptoms and can help temporarily relieve pain. However, pain medication does not provide a long-term solution or address the underlying cause of the pain.

Consistent use of medication also comes with negative health side effects. Ibuprofen, Aspirin and Advil taken long-term have all shown correlations with serious health impacts such as stomach ulcers, internal bleeding, reduced nutrient absorption, heart disease, and liver and kidney failure. 

Common conditions people take painkillers for include muscular tension, headaches, migraines, back pain, sciatica, and neck pain. More often than not, these conditions are caused by an underlying structural issue. Neuro-Structural chiropractic care utilizes specific adjustments to alleviate pain, restore proper alignment, and improve overall function without the adverse side effects of painkillers. 

Whether you are dealing with postural issues, recovering from an injury, or relying on pain medications for relief, Neuro-Structural chiropractic care can provide effective and long-lasting solutions. At Platinum Chiropractic, we are dedicated to helping our patients overcome their health challenges and achieve their wellness goals through Neuro-Structural correction. 

Take a step towards a healthier future by scheduling a complimentary consultation with our experienced team and discover the transformative benefits of Neuro-Structural chiropractic care. Your journey to better health starts with Platinum Chiropractic.

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