More than 35 million people seek out the help of a chiropractor annually according to the American Chiropractic Association, but most only do so when they are experiencing severe neck or back pain, and in many cases, it is not even at the recommendation of their family practitioner. While chiropractic care can be instrumental in healing back or neck injuries or preventing them from getting worse, seeking the help of a chiropractor as a preventative measure or for numerous other conditions can dramatically improve your health and wellbeing. Here are some signs and symptoms that mean you should see a chiropractor.
The sharp or throbbing pain of a headache can be pretty debilitating, and while they can be caused by everything from dehydration or stress to old injuries, there can be misalignments in the bones of the neck or spine that constrict blood flow or cause imbalances in the supportive soft tissues. Chiropractic care can provide great relief of headache symptoms, and the doctors can also provide recommendations for nutritional improvements in your diet.
Pain In Muscles or Joints
Sometimes misalignment in the joints of the arms or legs may lead to strains in supporting muscles, or to biomechanical changes in the way that you move. Movement changes in the limbs work their way into the spine and the posture as the body shifts to compensate. Make plans to meet your chiropractor if you’re feeling lasting tenderness in larger joints like the wrists, elbows, or shoulders, or the ankles, knees or hips to prevent poor posture habits that could lead to chronic pain.
Seated or Sedentary
If you’ve been off of the activity bandwagon for a while, or spend a lot of time seated, your body may have already begun to experience the problems associated with leading a sedentary lifestyle. A full 80% of those employed spend their work hours seated, and with commutes, leisure time in front of the TV or computers and sleep, most Americans are spending up to 21 hours per day without movement. The consequent weakness in our muscles leads to misalignments in the spine, perpetuating the cycle of inactivity because of pain. Seeking chiropractic care can help you get a fresh start by ensuring that you are beginning a health regimen from a point of stability and alignment.
Or If you’re Very Active
Individuals with very active lifestyles can experience pain or stiffness in the body for the opposite reasons; an abundance of physical activity can sometimes lead to overuse injuries and wear because of impact sports or stress and pressure in the spine and in the joints. Make regular visits for chiropractic care to keep your body functioning at 100 percent.
Experienced a Fender Bender?
The complications from a car accident can sometimes take weeks to show up in the body, so if you were recently involved in a car accident, a chiropractor can help assess tender areas and diagnose and treat any injuries or misalignments that resulted from the impact.
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If you’re seeking the help of a Chiropractor in Naples, contact the professionals at Synergy Health to learn more about your integrated approach to your care. We have invested in the most advanced research, therapies and technologies to allow our medical team to get to the source of your pain and correct any problems. Contact us today to learn more about a customized treatment plan!