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6 Signs You Should See a Chiropractor

Written By Tropical Chiropractic Group on February 4, 2021

A woman showing chiropractor painful spot on the back

Chiropractic has many benefits on our physical and emotional well-being. However, most people think about seeing a chiropractor when something has already gone wrong and when they can no longer tolerate pain. In reality, you should visit them to prevent something from going wrong in the first place. This article will list six crucial signs you should see a chiropractor.

#1 Recent headaches

It’s particularly hard to find the right cause of headaches since several factors cause them. It can be malnutrition, dehydration, oxygen deprivation, or misalignment in the neck or spine. To find the right treatment and relieve your headache, visit a chiropractor. They will find a way to improve your blood flow and increase the amount of oxygen supplied to your brain. They may also give you a piece of advice about a change to your diet. Maybe you'll also need to make some other life changes to get rid of recent headaches and improve your overall health.

Chiropractor stretching neck of a woman

A chiropractor can help you with your headaches, even if you don't know what is causing them.

#2 Joint or muscle pain

In case that you are experiencing pain in your joints or muscles, a first but only temporary solution is to take some painkillers. Problems with musculoskeletal alignment probably cause your pain. A chiropractor’s job is to make your body function as optimally as possible. They will use spinal manipulations to relieve pain in your joints and muscles, and you will feel much better in the long run. Spinal adjustments increase blood flow and nerve conductivity to the joints and muscles in pain, which is one reason why you need a chiropractor.

#3 You sit for an extended period of time

Nowadays, most jobs require us to sit for a long time, hunched over a desk and a laptop. That's the reason why so many people have very poor posture, which puts unwanted pressure on their shoulders, neck, and upper back. The pressure causes the discs and bones to shift, causing problems like a slipped or herniated disc. To be sure that your spine is aligned correctly and to avoid any future issues, visit a chiropractor regularly, especially if you do an office job that requires hours and hours of sitting.

#4 Chronic back pain

Multiple factors can cause back pain, such as how long you're on your feet each day, the type of work you do, and your posture. If you are experiencing chronic back pain, this is one of the most obvious signs you should see a chiropractor. They will be able to provide you with pain relief. You will avoid invasive surgery and strong painkillers (opioids), which can cause a myriad of side effects.

If you're struggling with back pain, try not to make it worse between regular visits to your chiropractor. For example, if you have a life situation that requires a lot of manual labor, like moving to a new home, don't plan on doing everything by yourself, but instead, consider hiring pros for your upcoming relocation. Professional movers know everything about moving logistics and have different tools and equipment for handling heavy and bulky items. If you’re a DIY kind of person, better skip it this time, and your back will be very grateful for avoiding more pain.

 Chiropractor preparing a man for a spine treatment

If you’re struggling with back pain, avoid manual labor jobs that can make your problem even worse.

#5 After a recent accident or a sport injury

When people experience an accident, like a car or motorcycle collision, they can suffer some serious injuries. Those kinds of injuries can only be healed with an experienced chiropractic doctor's help. Some chiropractors specialize in car accident injuries. They can diagnose and treat a variety of different injuries. If you were in a car accident and had a whiplash, visit a chiropractor– it’s your priority.

If you have suffered a sports injury and are struggling with pain, that's one of the signs you should see a chiropractor right away. Even if you received treatment from a doctor and hospital, you might still find yourself in physical discomfort. You may experience a limited range of motion in the area of injury, stiffness, joint or soft tissue pain. A chiropractic doctor will create a treatment plan for you. Depending on the type and severity of your injury, the treatment can include:

  • Acupuncture

  • Physical therapy

  • Hot/cold therapy

  • Massage

Those treatments can prove very helpful since they speed up recovery and alleviate pain efficiently.

Chiropractic alignment therapy

After a car accident or a sports injury, to speed up your recovery, visit a chiropractic doctor.

#6 If you're an active person, that's also one of the signs you should see a chiropractor

Undoubtedly, leading an active lifestyle, spending time working out, and playing sports, is healthy. However, that means that your body continually endures additional strain and pressure. An added stress often causes the spine to become misaligned. If you're engaged in these activities for a long period of time, your body can become prone to pinched nerves, slipped discs, and many other alignment problems. It would be best if you opted to see a chiropractic doctor regularly and help your body. By doing so, your body will be able to function at its best, and you will be able to continue to live the active lifestyle that you love, but without any pain or tensions.


Each person has a unique story and reason why they need a chiropractor. Remember a few more signs you should see a chiropractor: you have sinus congestion, neck pain, limited range of motion in your arms and legs, numbness and tingling in your arms or legs, sharp and shooting pain in your legs, your job consists of manual labor, you are on your feet all day, and most importantly - if you want to live a more health-conscious life. Each patient needs a different treatment that makes the most sense for their own health and the best outcomes.


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