11 signs you should see a chiropractor 

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Think a visit to the chiropractor is only suitable if you’re suffering from chronic pain? Think again. You see, chiropractic care has a number of benefits – for all ages – and is a great way to boost your physical and mental wellbeing. Not to mention, the fact that regular visits can prevent problems from occurring in the first place. 

That’s not all though. In this blog, we highlight 11 signs that indicate that you could benefit from chiropractic care. 

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Severe Back Pain

Back pain is perhaps one of the most common reasons that people book an appointment with a chiropractor, and can easily be helped with a range of techniques. We’ll start by getting to the root cause of your problem – be it bad posture, the type of work you do or something else – before giving you a personalised plan that includes specific exercises and hands on adjustments. In fact, many of our clients no longer need  painkillers and can avoid surgery. 

Headaches

Another type of pain that could mean you’d benefit from seeing a chiropractor is headaches. While pain in the head can be caused by a variety of factors, the upper part of the heck (C1-C2) is a common cause, which most people don’t realise. Both the nerves and muscles that travel into the head, face and scalp originate near or around the upper neck. 

Disc Problems

Whether you’ve been diagnosed with a slipped disc or are struggling with pain in your lower back, buttock and leg, we can provide the specific support you need. By helping your body get stronger, move better and compensate more effectively you might be surprised what changes you will have under Chiropractic care. There’s over 23 discs in your spine so knowing exactly which one is affected can be difficult, which is why it’s wise to consult an expert, like us, to get your life back on track. 

Joint Pain

If you’re suffering with pain in your knees, ankles, hands or other joints or muscles don’t reach for the painkillers. Instead, book an appointment with a chiropractor. If you really want to stop these problems from recurring, you need to understand why it’s happening in the first place. We can ensure your body is working as it should be and give you the guidance to make sure you get back to your best.  

Neck Pain

Neck pain can affect your sleep, day-to-day life and soon take its toll on your mental wellbeing. The first step is to find the specific cause of the issue before jumping into treatment. This approach can make it worse. To assess it fully a consultation, examination and X-rays may be necessary to understand which joint, nerve, discs and muscles are involved . If the issue is not resolved promptly, the problem may worsen or be harder to improve, it’s important to get it checked out quickly. 

Sciatica

Are you suffering with a sharp, shooting pain in your buttock or leg? Perhaps you struggle with pins and needles? You could have a health condition called sciatica, which affects the sciatic nerve. Don’t worry though as we can identify the reason for this irritated nerve – which can vary from person to person – and help you towards a pain-free life again. What’s more, we will work with you so that your sciatica won’t return. 

You don’t want to use painkillers

Whether you prefer natural remedies or don’t want to get into the habit of relying on painkillers, chiropractic adjustments can be a great alternative. As Chiropractors we will focus on helping your body work better, restore it’s function and not just the symptoms. A lot of people seek us out as many want to avoid the need for surgery, painkillers or invasive techniques. 

You struggle with simple activities

Have you noticed that you find activities, such as putting your arms up straight or bending to touch your toes, are getting harder? As we age, our arms and legs may become less flexible but it doesn’t mean you should put up with it. Our team specialise in helping people have better structure, posture, mobility, pliability and function so that you can do whatever you want, whether it’s walking or running a marathon. 

You sit for long periods of time

Are you required to sit for long periods of time, either at home, or as part of your job? It’s likely that this could be having an impact on your posture and spine which could be affecting your back, shoulders and neck. Any headaches you’re suffering from could also be caused by this. Not to mention, the long term effects of sitting too much. At Life Effect, we can help your body increase its capacity and ability to cope with long periods of sitting and prevent any issues from happening in the future. 

You’ve been involved in anccident

Even small accidents can sometimes produce big forces on the body that can affect its structure, alignment and function. The changes don’t always produce immediate symptoms as sometimes the body will initially be able to compensate only for symptoms to appear months or years later. It is valuable to get a thorough assessment, whether or not you have symptoms, following a trauma or injury. We can even take scans or X-rays, if needed, to help understand what is going on inside. 

You’re an active person

From regular gym sessions to professional sports, your body is put under a lot of stress and pressure. For this reason, chiropractic care can ensure you’re in the best possible condition, function well and aren’t at risk of any injuries. We see lots of people that play golf, tennis or lift weights and they find it gives the ability to play better and be more competitive. 

Do any of these signs relate to you? Why not book a free discovery call with one of our experts to discuss how Life Effect could help you? We’ve supported hundreds of people over the years to get their life back on track, and you could be next. 

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