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5 Reasons You Should See a Chiropractor

Persistent Back Pain

At some point in your life, you will likely experience back pain.  It might be the result of an automobile accident, on-the-job injury, standing or sitting too long, strained muscles or other possibly some combination of factors.  A common treatment option is chiropractic care.  Chiropractic spinal manipulation has been shown to provide pain relief and improved function for people suffering from persistent back pain.

Car Accident Injury

Every year there are over 3 million car accident cases reported.  Chiropractic treatment after a car accident is frequently recommended.  The treatments will help to bring the spine back into proper alignment after whiplash or other automobile accident-related injuries.  A licensed chiropractor can provide adjustments that will reduce inflammation, minimize pain, restore range of motion, and improve the overall recovery process.

Frequent Headaches or Migraines

Over 39 million people in the United States suffer from migraine headaches and they often seek a chiropractor to provide relief.  In many cases, there are neck pain and stiffness associated with the headache or migraine. Anti-inflammatory drugs and muscle relaxants are often prescribed by doctors, but they do not address the root-cause of problem.  A chiropractor’s experience in addressing these underlying problems can often provide long-term relief from headaches and migraines – and it is a drug-free solution.

Sharp Pain Down a Leg

The medical term for this is sciatica, and it can be treated by a chiropractor.  The symptoms are pain that travels from the lower back, down through the hips, and into one or both legs.  The pain might be a burning sensation, tingling, or even debilitating pain. The most common cause of sciatica is a herniated or slipped disc in the lower spine.  Although spinal manipulations can be included in the treatment plan, your chiropractic doctor may also recommend ice/cold therapy, ultrasound, muscle stimulation, stretching exercises, and spinal decompression.

Living an Active Lifestyle

Active lifestyles take a toll on your body.  If you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or just training for the next local marathon, you know that keeping your body in top performing condition is challenging and necessary.  Chiropractic care is often associated with healing from an injury, but it is also an effective component of your overall training routine.  A properly aligned spine and neck will improve strength and reduce the chance of injury that could sideline you for weeks or months.  And it’s non-invasive and drug-free.