Pain in the back and neck are obvious signs that we need to schedule a visit to the chiropractor. But there are other warning signs that may not be so apparent.
You Take Pain Medication Every Day
Pain meds only mask the symptoms of pain. They do not resolve the cause. When the pain comes from the joints (e.g., arthritis or tendinitis) or the nerves it is time to get examined by a chiropractor. Often just a few adjustments are all that is needed to fix the cause of the pain.
You Suffer from Frequent, Regular Headaches
When you suffer from headaches every month or more, you should seek professional medical help. Headaches are a sign that there is something wrong with the body, stemming from a number of causes. A visit to the chiropractor is the best place to start the healing process.
The Soles of Your Shoes Wear Out Differently
Your feet are a good indication to the alignment of your body. When one shoe wears out differently than the other, or both shoes wear out on one side, it is a sign that your spine is out of alignment. Often we contort our body or change our gait to avoid some discomfort, only to open ourselves up to more pain. A chiropractor can identify the cause of the problem and get you walking properly.
Pain is a necessary alert system to signify something is wrong with your body. When you pay attention to what your body is telling you, and seek the proper care, your pain should go away. If it does not, then you need to find a different solution.