Top 5 Reasons To See A Chiropractor
Houston Chiropractor Comments: A common question that I get from people that I meet is “How do I know when to see a chiropractor?” This is understandable, since most people are unaware of what conditions chiropractors treat.
Reason #1 The most common reason to see a chiropractor is for low back pain. This is the main condition that people associate with chiropractors. Patients are often amazed at how quickly they get relief with chiropractic care from their pain without the need for drugs or surgery. They usually get relief even if they have had prior spinal surgery or failed physical therapy.
Reason #2 The second most common reason to see a chiropractor is for neck pain. Most neck pain is caused due to poor posture. This is due to looking down at a phone or tablet, poor sleep position, or a poorly designed workstation. The poor posture leads to a loss of the neck’s natural curvature, with the head leaning forward. Chiropractors help to restore the natural curve of the neck, show you how to strengthen the muscles to support it, and then give you ideas on how to prevent the problem from reoccurring.
Reason #3 Headaches. Most headaches are due to muscular stress and tension. Chiropractic care allows the cervical (neck) joints to move freely and remove any adhesions in the joint. By gently adjusting the bones in the neck, the supporting muscles can relax. Chiropractors also help to ease the secondary support muscles in the upper back.
Reason #4 Tingling or numbness in the arms or legs. The nerves that go down the arms and legs originate in the neck and lower back. If the vertebrae (bone) in the neck or back is out of alignment, it can cause pressure on the nerves going down the arms or legs. A good example of this is sciatica. The pressure on the nerve can cause, tingling, numbness, weakness, or even pain. Through gentle chiropractic adjustments and therapy, a chiropractor can alleviate these symptoms and correct the cause.
Reason #5 A general stiffness and lack of energy. Remember the saying that “Movement is Medicine.” That is true here. As people age, they tend to exercise less and spend more time sedentary. Chiropractic care helps to keep the joints in the body moving and preventing nerve interference. If you do not move the joints in your body regularly, you tend to stiffen up. If there is nerve interference, you tend to be lethargic with a general lack of energy. In addition, chiropractors will show you stretches and exercises that are appropriate for your body to help keep you limber and vibrant.
Dr. Ward Beecher practices at Beecher Chiropractic Clinic at 1001 Pineloch, Ste 700 Houston, TX 77062. You can schedule an appointment at www.BeecherChiropractic.com or by calling (281) 286-1300. If you have any questions regarding this blog, please comment below!