Three signs you may need to see a chiropractor

Our bodies are complex machines, and as such require ongoing maintenance and attention. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to find time for that maintenance, whether scheduled or in response to a particular symptom. While regular chiropractic visits can be useful as a posture check and keep everything moving freely in your body, if you haven’t had time for regular chiro visits lately, your body may be trying to tell you it’s time to find a chiropractor.

1. You have muscle or joint pain or stiffness

Pain is our body’s way of getting our attention. While random aches and creaking may just seem like part of life, especially as we get older, you should never ignore ongoing pain. Back pain and neck pain can be signs of a deeper problem with your posture, putting pressure on your lower back especially when you are sitting for long periods of time. Getting to the chiro can be a reminder to get up out of that computer chair every hour or so, and reap the benefits. Joint stiffness can be related to musculoskeletal misalignment and is therefore a pain you don’t have to suffer through. A visit to the chiropractor and regular adjustments could relieve you of this pain.

2. Pain continues when you lie down

Sitting is not a natural position for our bodies. We were designed to be standing, walking and moving, not slumped in a chair. Therefore, in many cases, back pain, neck pain and joint stiffness can be relieved by moving around or lying down. However, if your pain doesn’t dissipate when you lie down, or in fact, if it gets worse, these could be signs of a more serious problem that could benefit from chiropractic intervention.

3. You’re suffering headaches or migraines

Headaches are such a common malady that many of us don’t think twice about popping a few pain killers and resuming whatever we were doing. But again, headaches are our body’s way of telling us something isn’t right, so listen up. Your headaches could benefit from a visit to the chiropractor if they come on suddenly and severely, you have a headache more than twice a week or change suddenly in their frequency.

If you think your body may be telling you to pay it some attention, book a chiropractic appointment online now.

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