A chiropractor is a licensed medical doctor, who must adhere to a number of regulatory and licensing standards. The difference between a chiropractor and a general practitioner lies in the fact that a chiropractor knows how to “manipulate” the muscles and the skeletal system in order to improve posture, offer pain relief, and strengthen without resorting to prescription medication.

Here are 5 reasons to see a chiropractor.

1) In a Car Accident

A car accident can cause a number of different problems, including whiplash, back pain and even joint pain, depending on how hard your vehicle was hit and where you were located in it. Sometimes pain resulting from a car accident may not show up for days or months after a serious accident. Going to a chiropractor may prevent future effects, can offer pain relief, and will restore your health.

2) Can’t Identify the Source of the Pain

Back and joint pain is often caused by poor posture. These ailments may also be caused by weak core muscles, or misaligned hips. A chiropractor can get to the source of the pain and come up with a solid plan to relieve pain, improve posture, and strengthen your core to prevent recurrence.

3) Recurring Headaches

Reoccurring low-grade headaches are not normal. They are often linked to a misalignment of the spine. Research has shown chiropractic care to be helpful in treating headaches. Individuals who maintain regular chiropractic care are far less likely to require medication for pain relief.

4) Trouble sleeping

Chiropractic patients often enjoy improved quality of life, including sleep quality.  This is due to a reduction in pain and anxiety which often interferes with sleep patterns. A visit to the chiropractor can determine why your nervous system is out of balance.

5) Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a curving of the spine that can result in major problems. Usually this conditioned is diagnosed in childhood and is corrected through the use of elaborate back braces. However, if you have back pain as an adult and want to rule out one cause of it..  Chiropractors are trained to check even the slightest degree of curvature in the spine.

Chiropractic care is a natural, dedicated form of treatment for overall health that is safe for all age groups and beneficial to everyone.

If you experience ongoing pain, email or call us at 780-433-9920 to arrange an appointment. Let us put together a personalized plan to help manage your pain and maintain a healthy spine.