Neck pain can be simply unbearable at times. It makes it difficult to sleep, walk, sit and do just about anything comfortably. I know this because I had dealt with it for nearly two years before I found any relief. It was not until I began going to a chiropractor that I found that life did not have to be so painful. The chiropractor made regular adjustments each week and helped me learn what I could do to make myself more comfortable. I have included everything that my chiropractor taught me on my website to help others going through the same struggles as I did.
If you currently experience joint pain, muscle pain, or chronic fatigue, then you may think there are no other options for treatment besides taking prescription medication. Fortunately, you can visit a chiropractor in order to deal with the problems as they occur at the source, as opposed to simply managing the symptoms with pills. Here are three signs that you need to see a chiropractor for further treatment.
1. Chronic back pain.
While back pain of an acute nature, which usually manifests suddenly, is only temporary and usually will resolve itself, long term, chronic back pain persists because the body can't resolve the problem without extra help. Your chiropractor can help manage the pain with spinal manipulation appointments, but you will need to make some changes to your life in order for the treatment to have the maximum effect.
One common cause for chronic muscle pain that you can resolve on your own is the lack of exercise. Exercise is enormously beneficial for your whole person, but particularly for your muscles and joints. Your joints need to be supported by your muscles so that they retain their proper alignment and function. If you have not been exercising regularly, however, then your joints are left with less support and protection from your muscles. As your muscle mass decreases, your joints will become more sensitive to onsets of pain.
2. Muscle pain.
Causes for acute muscle pain may include over-exercising, recent injuries that did not heal properly, or spending too much time sitting. These problems are temporary and will usually go away within a few days. Chronic muscle pain, on the other hand, can result from the buildup of toxins in the body. Your chiropractor can help ease pain in your muscles over time as he aligns your joints to more effectively remove pain-causing toxins that overflow to your muscles.
3. Chronic fatigue.
You may be one of the many people that suffer from perpetual tiredness, fatigue or a general lack of energy without having any clear reason or cause. While the muscles are where energy is metabolized, the source of your chronic fatigue may not be in your muscles at all, but in your nerves.
Your brain maintains a loop of communication between itself and your body. This helps your brain to detect problems and act on them quickly, like when it stimulates the production of white blood cells in the event of an infection. However, because the nerves are often located close to your bones, joints and cartilages, and distortion or injury to those parts of your body can cause your brain to misinterpret signals from the body, leading you to feel more pain than you ought to.
With this information in mind, you now know that there are better treatment options than just managing your symptoms with pills. After a few visits with a chiropractor, such as those at Irondequoit Chiropractic Center, you can experience pain-free movement and exercise, even after having suffered for years.