5 Signs That it’s Time to See a Chiropractor

Most people consider chiropractic care only when something goes wrong or when pain symptoms are too severe to tolerate. However, chiropractic therapy can yield more benefits than most people think. 

What is Chiropractic Care?


Chiropractors use hands-on chiropractic adjustments and other techniques to align the body’s musculoskeletal structure. These techniques enable the body to heal itself without medication or surgery. Chiropractic care can also help restore mobility to joints restricted by injury caused by a fall, repetitive stress, and any other traumatic event. 

When you are experiencing back or neck pain, you probably know it is time to visit your chiropractor. However, the following signs should also tell you that it is time to seek chiropractic care:



Headaches can stem from various factors. These include spine or neck misalignment, oxygen deprivation, malnutrition, dehydration, and more. If you frequently suffer from headaches, you should ask your doctor whether chiropractic care can help. 

Chiropractic therapy can help improve blood flow, increasing brain oxygen supply. Increasing the amount of oxygen supplied to your brain will help relieve your headaches.

Muscle or Joint Pain


Are you experiencing pain in your muscles or joints? If so, it might be a sign that it is time to see a chiropractor. Unfortunately, the first reaction of many people is to take aspirin or other pain medication. In many cases, muscle and joint pain stem from musculoskeletal alignment problems.

Chiropractors will use their training and experience to ensure your musculoskeletal system is functioning optimally. Your chiropractor will employ spinal adjustments and other techniques to relieve pain in your muscles and joints. A chiropractic adjustment will increase nerve conductivity and blood flow to the muscles and joints experiencing pain.

Chronic Back Pain


This is one of the most obvious signs that it is time to see a chiropractor. Multiple factors can contribute to chronic back pain. Some of these include poor posture, strenuous work activities, and the time you spend on your feet daily. Chiropractic therapy can provide relief from chronic back pain without the need for pain medication or surgery.

Limited Range of Motion


If you notice that your legs and arms are less flexible than they once were, it might be time to visit a chiropractor. The same applies if you find it difficult to turn your neck as far as you used to in any direction. Your chiropractor will realign your joints and bones using chiropractic adjustments to increase your range of motion. That will help your body function optimally.

Sharp, Shooting Leg Pain


If you are experiencing weakness, tingling, or shooting pain in your legs, you could suffer from a slipped disc or pinched nerve. A trained and experienced chiropractor can determine the cause of the pain and perform the appropriate adjustment to reduce the pressure exerted on the nerve causing you pain. 

Seeing a chiropractor can significantly improve your emotional and physical well-being. Chiropractic care can also help prevent injuries and other conditions.

For more on chiropractic care, visit Wellness One Chiropractic at our office in Palm Coast, Florida. Call (386) 447-9930 to schedule an appointment today.

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