5 Signs that you should go see a chiropractor
Most people know it’s time to see a chiropractor when they’re experiencing back pain, but chiropractic care can do a lot more than relieve pain. A holistic form of healthcare, chiropractic works directly with the nervous system to help facilitate the body’s natural healing process. Once the nervous system is running at its full potential, patients can experience a higher quality of life, both physically, mentally, and emotionally. Not sure if you need to see a chiropractor? Here are five signs that shouldn’t be ignored.
1) You want to fix your bad posture
From slouching at your desk to hunching over your phone, we’re all guilty of practising bad posture from time to time. However, if you always have bad posture, there’s a high chance you’ll experience poor circulation, increased stress, neck and back pain, and even carpal tunnel syndrome down the road. If you have any of these symptoms right now, it’s a good idea to see a chiropractor.
A chiropractor can help improve your posture by using chiropractic adjustments. Adjustments are highly-skilled and precise movements usually applied by hand to the vertebrae of the spine or other joints of the body. They help your spine restore its natural curves, allowing your muscles and ligaments to work more efficiently, which minimizes pain and discomfort. Not only does proper posture make you look taller, but it also increases energy levels, boosts confidence, improves circulation, and creates less wear and tear on your joints.
2) You’re feeling stiff and need to improve your mobility
Does your back feel stuck, stiff, or uneven? This is typically the result of altered biomechanics in the spine. When your body experiences stress, it affects the way your spine and body move. The body then creates compensation patterns where you feel pain in one area, but the area of concern may be somewhere else. Chiropractic adjustments restore proper range of motion through the spine and other joints so you can move the way you were designed to.
3) You’re suffering from chronic pain or headaches
Pain relief is one of the top reasons why people visit chiropractors. Chiropractic is extremely efficient in pain management and can treat everything from neck and back aches to migraines to neuropathic pain. Some of the top medical journals including Stanford, Harvard, and New England have found that chiropractic can be up to five times more effective than drugs and majorly outweighs the negative side effects of painkillers.
4) You’re stressed out
It’s clear chiropractic has a positive physiological effect on the body, but what most people don’t know is that it can transform your mental and emotional wellbeing too. Today, most people live in a sympathetic state, also known as “fight or flight”. This physiologic state is responsible for that feeling of tightness from always being on the go and the inability to fully relax. Chiropractic adjustments help transition your system to a parasympathetic state or “rest and digest”. In this state, your body is able to heal and recover better. It’s no surprise then that many patients report feeling a release of endorphins and positive changes in mood after a chiropractic session.
5) You’re an athlete
Did you know most professional athletes including Tiger Woods and Tom Brady rely on chiropractic care? That’s because chiropractic is a natural, non-invasive type of care that helps athletes recover fast from injuries or intense workouts. Many athletes choose to use chiropractic even if they aren’t suffering from an injury as specific adjustments promote injury prevention.
If you can relate to any of these signs, it’s time to come in for a FREE, no-obligation discovery visit. During your 15-minute appointment, our Chiropractor will discuss your health concerns, answer any questions, and go over treatment options.