Twisting and stretching. Pressing our backs into our chairs. Vigorously rubbing the areas of our back that are tense. These are just some of the attempts we make at finding relief from pain.
But what if those attempts to relieve ourselves of pain are making things worse? And what if that tension in your back is the reason you have headaches, or why you’re fatigued?
Signs You Need to See a Chiropractor
There are times when traditional medicine acts as a band-aid rather than a treatment of the root cause. If you’re experiencing any of the following, a chiropractor may be able to help.
Besides pinched nerves, you may experience regular tension and sharp or dull pain that affects a general area of your back — typically between the shoulder blades, the lower back, or the neck.
There are a lot of things that can cause regular headaches, and misalignment of the spine or neck is just one. Misalignment may irritate nerves or constrict the blood supply to the brain, causing headaches.
Lethargy can be a sign of many things — overworking yourself, poor nutrition, sleep deprivation, and vitamin deficiencies. Because of the tie between your spine, brain, and nervous system, your fatigue may also be due to a misalignment.
Your treads wear our differently
If the wear on your shoe tread is different between your two feet, it may be an indication that you are misaligned somewhere. This is especially common for runners.
Whiplash affects nearly every one that’s been in an accident, even minor ones. While you may not feel this injury, the minor tears and pulls have the potential to cause serious damage over the years.
How a Chiropractor Can Help
Chiropractors, upon your initial visit, take the time to evaluate your spine, neck, and joints to gauge problem areas and whether chiropractic care would be viable.
They will then apply rapid force or pressure to certain areas of your spine — a process known as making adjustments. Other treatments may be applied.
Your spine is a core structure that facilitates control and coordination of other parts of your body. When you have a misalignment, you may experience:
- Vision/ear problems
- Back/neck/joint issues
- Digestion issues
And much more. Many of these issues can be improved or resolved with chiropractic care.
Visit a Chiropractic Physician in Charlotte, NC.