When you have a toothache, you make an appointment to see your dentist. If you become ill, you visit your general practitioner. When you are suffering with neck and/or back pain, you should see an experienced chiropractor. While pain is definitely a sign that you need to seek chiropractic care, a variety of signs can imply that you need to receive treatment.
1. Most of Your Days Are Spent in a Sedentary Position
When I need to visit a Chiropractor?
Sitting for an extended length of time causes the muscles in the spine to weaken. It also negatively affects your posture. In addition, a sedentary lifestyle can lead to stress and pressure injuries. If you are required to sit at a desk and/or in front of a computer all day at work, and you notice pain in certain areas of your lower body, an experienced chiropractor can help relieve the pressure that is causing it.
Relieving the pressure can reduce your pain level as well as improve your sedentary posture. If you live in the Miami area, one of the chiropractors at Icon Medical Centers may be able to reduce the pressure to diminish the pain and improve your posture.
2. Your Shoes Wear Differently
Our feet withstand all of our weight on a daily basis. For this reason, shoe wear is the perfect indicator as to the condition of an individual’s skeleton. If you notice that the bottom of your shoes wear differently, you may have what is referred to as a spinal subluxation. A spinal subluxation can cause the body to become misaligned, which leads to more pressure and stress on the affected areas. Chiropractors assist individuals who have spinal subluxations by realigning their spines through gentle manipulation.
3. You Notice a Decrease in Your Mobility
As we age, our flexibility declines. Although this decreased range of motion is expected, when it begins affecting your ability to perform simple tasks, you should seek chiropractic care. Tasks that may have become difficult due to the loss of flexibility include bending over to pick something up and/or tying your shoes. These limitations can be disheartening; however, when you begin noticing that your range of motion is not what it used to be, contact Icon Medical Centers and make an appointment with one of our experienced chiropractors. Gentle chiropractic manipulations and adjustments may be able to assist you in recovering the range of motion that you have lost.
4. Frequent Headache Pain
Chiropractors assist in diagnosing the reason for the headache and then devise a treatment plan to address the underlying cause. A chiropractic adjustment can relieve the pressure of the headache and release the tension being experienced. Furthermore, regular spinal adjustments can prevent future headaches.
Other services Icon Medical Centers offers to address headaches include massage therapy, dietary recommendations and instructions for performing specific exercises that are designed to reduce or eliminate headaches altogether.
5. You Have Arthritis Pain
If you have arthritis, you know that the inflammation associated with this condition causes the joints to become stiff and pain results. However, seeking treatment from an experienced chiropractor can relieve pressure on the areas of your body afflicted with the disease.
Other treatments frequently used to help relieve arthritis pain include therapeutic massage, electric muscle stimulation (EMS), therapeutic ultrasounds and targeted exercises.
6. Pain Pills are No Longer an Option, but a Necessity
If you are unable to get through a day without taking pain medication, a chiropractor may be able to help. Chiropractors differ from other healthcare professionals in that they want to get to the root of the problem. While medication is initially quite helpful in reducing pain levels, finding natural solutions allows chiropractors to assist the body as it heals. Just taking medication to mask the pain and ignoring the underlying cause can lead to a chronic condition that never fully heals.
7. You Have Recently Sustained an injury in a car accident
If you have recently sustained an injury during a car accident, while playing sports or through some other kind of mishap, a chiropractor can provide you with treatments designed to relieve pain and aid in the healing process.
8. A Previous Injury Has Resurfaced
It is not uncommon for a previous injury to the back or neck to resurface: Especially if another injury to the affected area is sustained. An experienced chiropractor at Icon Medical Centers can address your previous injury as well as your recent injury. Typically, both issues can be addressed during the same session.
9. Chronic Muscle and Joint Pain
Chronic pain refers to ongoing pain that continues well beyond the expected time frame. Many of the issues that cause an individual to suffer with chronic pain tend to be immune to the typical pain management techniques. If you are experiencing chronic muscle and joint pain, you should consider seeking chiropractic care. Chiropractors are skilled in performing a variety of non-invasive treatments that can successfully treat chronic pain.
Techniques such as spinal manipulation can address inflammation as well as muscle tension. Once the inflammation subsides and the muscles relax, the pain usually begins to diminish as well.
10. Sleep Deprivation/Insomnia
If you are having difficulty falling or staying asleep, you may find relief with chiropractic care. Consider that when you are in pain, falling asleep is extremely difficult: Even if you can get to sleep, you may continuously awaken due to aches and pains. Pain affects sleep: Sleep affects pain. Pain can make sleeping difficult and the inability to sleep can increase your pain level. Breaking free from this cycle requires addressing the pain, which may be accomplished by seeking the assistance of a chiropractor.
If you are experiencing any of these issues, consider seeking chiropractic care. The sooner you begin addressing the issue that is causing your symptoms, the quicker you can begin to recover and reduce your pain levels. Contact Icon Medical Centers today to schedule an appointment with one of our dedicated, experienced and compassionate chiropractic physicians.