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5 Signs You Should See a Chiropractor to Treat Back Pain Immediately

Written By Pro Care Health Center on November 19, 2018

It’s easy to dismiss a small twinge in the lower back but when back pain becomes long-lasting, chiropractic care is often your safest options. 

5 Signs You Should Visit a Chiropractor for Pain Relief

There are many conditions that your chiropractor can help you with, but these are the 5 most important.

1. You Are Experiencing Chronic Back Pain

Back pain is a common reason for visiting a chiropractor, particularly in this technological age when many of us spend our working hours sitting down. 

Back pain can have many causes and your chiropractor is specifically trained to manage those causes. They have intricate knowledge of how the spinal column functions and are able to get to the root cause, and site, of your problem. 

Studies have shown that chiropractic treatment is effective in treating lower back pain.

2. You Have Been Involved in a Recent Accident

Minor car accidents on our busy Florida roads are notorious for causing whiplash, which is an area that many chiropractors have extensive experience in treating.

Symptoms of whiplash may not be apparent immediately after an accident so more damage can be done after the initial impact. 

At Pro Care Health Center, Dr. Shaw holds advanced certification in Whiplash biomechanics & injury traumatology, so he can recognize and treat the symptoms of whiplash almost immediately. 

3. You Are Experiencing Sharp, Shooting Pains Down Your Legs

Sharp, shooting pains down your legs are often symptoms of a slipped disc or a pinched nerve in your spine. Other symptoms can include a weakness or tingling down the legs.

Your chiropractor can ease these symptoms by performing a spinal adjustment. This will relieve the pressure on your nerves and will realign a slipped disc.

4. You Are Experiencing Frequent Headaches

Headaches are often caused by problems in the spine or neck. A chiropractor will manipulate any problem areas to increase the blood flow to the brain. This will stop the pain if a misalignment in the spine is the cause.

Your chiropractor may also recommend lifestyle changes or mineral and supplements for relapse prevention.

5. Chronic Joint or Muscle Pain

Often our first reaction to joint or muscle pain is to reach for an over the counter pain relief medication. While this might give some relief initially, it does not address the underlying problem or root cause.

What You Should Do If You’re Experiencing Any of the Above Symptoms

Take it easy as soon as you start to feel pain to avoid straining your back, muscles, joints, or neck any further. Place ice or heat, whichever you feel your body needs, on your pain-points to help sooth your aches. You can also try using a natural pain reliever, like an arnica balm, until you can see your Chiropractor.

However, all of these are just temporary. You need to see a Chiropractor to be sure that the source of the pain is actually addressed.

Relieve your back pain by contacting the team at Pro Care Health Center to discuss your chiropractic care options.

Posted In: Back Pain Chiropractic