Have you been having pain in your joints for quite some time now and haven’t seen a doctor about it? Does your job or your daily activities require you to perform repetitive movements or sitting for long periods of time? These bothersome symptoms may be because of several conditions.
Dr. Jereme Sommers of Necks to Heaven explains that the top of the spine influences the ability of the brain to communicate with the body. A misalignment can affect how it functions with the brain and cause headaches.
Being active in strenuous sports can also cause back pains and require a re-alignment of the spine. All these are conditions you can consult with a chiropractor. Here are signs that you need to see one.
Frequent Migraines or Headaches
The main cause of this is misalignment at the neck or the upper part of the spine. This kind of pain can radiate from the back of the neck, around the head and the sinuses.
A Sharp, Shooting Pain Down Your Leg
This may be accompanied by weakness and numbness in the same leg and can be caused by a slipped disc or a pinched nerve. A chiropractor can do a spinal adjustment to reduce the pressure on that nerve that’s causing the pain.
Sitting Too Long or Doing Repetitive Movements at Work
Because of the internet, people are spending more time sitting at their desks, keyboard-typing, and mouse-scrolling all day that it promotes bad posture, putting too much stress on the back of the neck and spine. A spinal adjustment done by a chiropractor can relieve any discomfort this may cause.
Chronic Muscle and Joint Pain
If your doctor has tried everything and you’re still having these pains, it may have something to do with your musculoskeletal alignment, which only a chiropractor can help with.
If you’re experiencing even just one of these symptoms, it’s best you see a chiropractor right away. Not only can chiropractic adjustment and therapy treat these symptoms, but it can also prevent them from happening again.