10 Reasons To See A Chiropractor
Updated: Mar 19
You don't need to wait until your are experiencing pain to see a chiropractor.
Sometimes you might have symptoms and pain that require a simple adjustment instead of taking medicine.
Maybe you are thinking of beginning a new sport or exercise regimen.
Preventative action is the best way to avoid future problems and often times there is a problem before you even begin to experience pain. There are a multitude of ailments that you might not be aware of that can be cured by a chiropractor.
We have put together ten reasons why you should see a chiropractor.
Underlying / Existing Problems A chiropractor can exam you and tell you if you have any underlying or pressing issues to your health that you might not even know exist. On the same note, they can correct any existing problems from past illness or injury that you thought were resolved.
If your job requires you to sit or stand for long periods. Whether your job requires you to stay hunched over your computer keyboard for hours a day or stand for long periods of time, chances are you suffer from acute to severe discomfort. Many people that work on the computer develop bad posture that can strain the neck, shoulders and back. There are some simple stretches that you can do throughout the say but it's recommended to see a chiropractor on a scheduled basis to prevent permanent problems.
Recent motor vehicle, job site or sport accident. After an accident and seeing your emergency care physician, your next priority should be to see a chiropractor. A chiropractor can help relive pain so that you can avoid taking narcotics and possibly developing an addiction to the medications. More often than not seeing a chiropractor regularly after an accident can also help to avoid an invasive, costly surgery.
Can't sleep? Sleep is one of the most important things that we need in life. This is the time that our body has to recharge, regenerate and heal on its own. If pain is keeping you from sleep you might resort to taking habit forming medications and also affecting your daily life in a very negative way. If you don't get a good night's rest you may find yourself unable to focus and be productive at work. You may feel irritable and short tempered with those around you.
STRESS! "Let’s face it, in today’s fast paced world, life is hectic and most of us probably feel that we have too much going on. Stress is one of the most detrimental conditions to suffer from, because while it originates in the mind, it very often manifests physically in the body. Even if you don’t have pain, chiropractic treatments can help reduce stress on your body and soul. Think of it as a spa treatment – one that not only makes you feel good physically, but also makes you feel better emotionally," Vancouver Chiropractor
Treating The Cause There are many things that can cause you pain, as mentioned above, and traditional doctors will only provide you with medications that only mask the pain. A trained chiropractor can find the root of the problem and alleviate the cause. Traditional painkillers can have dramatic side affects that can cause more problems. You can avoid putting unnecessary chemicals in your body by simply having regular adjustments.
Strengthened Immune System Yes it's true! Maybe you weren't aware, but when you are in constant pain or stress your body has to use the immune system to fight what is causing this pain. In return the immune system is not able or strong enough to fight of contagious illnesses. Studies have shown that people who see a chiropractor have up to 200% stronger immune systems than those who do not.
Personalized Treatment While traditional doctors have a "one size fits all" approach to treatment, a chiropractor will create an individual treatment plan specifically for your needs. You are an individual and your pain management should be treated differently than anyone else.
Active, healthy people need attention too. "If you have an active lifestyle and spend time working out or playing sports, your body is subjected to additional strain and pressure. This added stress can cause the spine to become misaligned. After spending time engaging in these activities, the body can become prone to pinched nerves, slipped discs, or other alignment problems. Seeing a chiropractic doctor on a regular basis will help to keep your body functioning at its prime so you can continue to live the active lifestyle that you love," Dr. Calvin Erhabor
Seeing a chiropractor is better than going to the spa! While going to the spa is a great way to relieve stress and feel better the results are only short lived.