Have you ever pulled out your lower back simply by putting on your socks? How about shoveling snow for hours and then finding yourself in pain when you try to rest? Do you spend your working hours sitting at a desk with your laptop, yet can’t understand why you have so much discomfort? After all, it’s not like you are doing heavy lifting. These are just some of the ordinary activities most of us do never expecting to be in pain. Yet these issues are exactly some reasons to visit a chiropractor.
Many of us decide to see a chiropractor, but only when we are in acute pain. That’s definitely a good choice, but let’s take a serious look at why we should seek the care of a chiropractor and also when.
Value of Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care is a drug free and surgery free way to improve your overall well-being, increase physical function and relieve pain. It characteristically takes a conservative approach to treatment as it restores and maintains function to muscles and joints.
As we go about our lives, we engage in many activities that take a toll on our spine. In turn this affects our joints, muscles, ligaments and nerves. With each movement we can put undue stress on our lower back and our neck. Think about how common it is to see someone with their head down and forward looking at their smartphone. Maybe this is you! This extension and forward motion of the head is detrimental to our neck and spine. Yet this is only one example of how we regularly do things that cause our spine to be out of its proper alignment.
Why See a Chiropractor
If you want a treatment that is safe and effective, reduces pain and the need for medication, then make an appointment with a licensed and experienced chiropractor. Some of many the reasons to see a chiropractor include:
- Relief from back pain and neck pain.
- Improve joint motion and coordination.
- Relieve stress and tension.
- Improve your physical performance and function.
- Help with bursitis, arthritis, and chronic injuries.
- Improve posture (remember when mom told you to ‘stand up straight’?).
- Reduce pain in the shoulder, arm and wrist.
- Relief from sciatica.
- Helps with back pain during pregnancy.
- Relief from migraines and headaches.
- Improve the overall function of the spine, muscles, ligaments and nerves in our bodies.
- Helps advance ongoing physical therapy
Many people give up their favourite activities because of the pain experienced afterward. You don’t have to accept that as a forgone conclusion. No matter your age, children to seniors, you will get relief from chronic pain and discover a way to maintain wellness.
When to See a Chiropractor
No matter the reason for your pain or discomfort, there are particular times when chiropractic care is essential. Whether you experience pain from putting pressure on your spine from a static position like sitting at a desk, or from a fall or injury, chiropractic care will assist in relieving your symptoms. Sometimes you should seek it out to maintain your progress or catch problems at an early stage.
So when exactly should you visit a chiropractor.
For Acute Care
A sports injury, sudden neck or lower back pain, sciatica pain, a fall or anything that causes you discomfort or limits movement should be quickly addressed by chiropractor care. In most cases a more conservative approach like chiropractic care will solve the problem without invasive surgery.
Chronic Pain Care
Certain pains can take over your life. Chronic pains have underlying causes that need to be discovered and corrected. Pain can prevent you from working or enjoying everyday activities. One golf swing that wasn’t quite right, lifting something too heavy, or just the aches and pains that come from working at your desk can all be chronic and be improved through chiropractic care.
Preventative or Maintenance Care
Be proactive when it comes to your wellness. Don’t wait for pain to surface before you seek care. Regular spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustments will not only catch a problem early but will help to correct the underlying cause. You get the relief from symptoms and the maintenance to sustain your progress.
Make chiropractic care a part of your life. The professionals at Downsview Chiropractic with 30 years of service can assist with solutions and recommendations for improving your overall wellbeing.
Whatever your reasons to visit a chiropractor, our patient centered approach to healthcare will keep you pain free and enrich your life. Let us help you stay healthy and be more active.