Many people make the assumption that chiropractic care is for the back and the back alone. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s possible to gain help with all of the aches and pains throughout your body. This is why chiropractic care is gaining in popularity and why you can count on a chiropractor for your overall wellness throughout the year. Many people say they can’t live without a chiropractor in their life – and you may feel the same way after a visit.
You’ll feel a lot of aches and pains throughout your lifetime. While you may go to the doctor for the ones where you think something is seriously wrong, such as with your stomach or your lungs, the aches and pains in your back may go ignored. You think it’s normal and associate it with stress or with a simple injury that you sustained.
Chiropractic care can help you with some of the aches and pains that aren’t as obvious. Diagnostic tests such as x-rays are taken to determine what is going on. You may be able to say that your neck hurts, but don’t know why it hurts or what specifically is the matter with it. The x-rays will be able to be more specific.
Headaches are often a result of neck pain and back pain. You may not realize that you are in pain, however, your misaligned joints can result in nerve pressure – and send that pressure right to your head where you can experience debilitating headaches and migraines.
The solution may not be to take more pain pills. Visiting a chiropractor can provide you with a treatment plan to strengthen your back and cure you of back pain in the process.
There are all sorts of things that can go wrong as you live your life. As you sit for extended periods of time, your spine is going to be compressed. This can lead to neuropathy in the lower extremities and while it may resolve itself when you stand back up, it may not.
The migraine headache is perhaps the best known special type of headache. It is really called the migraine syndrome. By syndrome we mean that a lot of things accompany the headache – all of them bad.
Symptoms include dizziness, visual problems, “spots” before the eyes, redness, swelling, tearing of the eyes, muscle contraction, irritability, nausea, vomiting, constipation, or diarrhea. These symptoms often arise before the headache hits. The headache itself may last for a few minutes to a few days, and the severity may range from minor discomfort to immobilizing agony.