Pain is something that many people live with on a daily basis. It’s a sign that your body is out of balance or that something is wrong. Fortunately, many times, the problem that is causing the pain can be easily treated. If you suffer from frequent headaches or back, neck, hip, muscle, or joint pain, instead of just popping pain pills or anti-inflammatory medication to “deal with it”, you should consider seeking treatment from a chiropractic specialist. 

In today’s post from Flex Chiropractic, we’re going to discuss seven signs that you need a chiropractic adjustment. While some of these may seem obvious to some, going to a chiropractor for things like leg or arm pain may be a concept that’s new to some people. Keep reading and if you think you could benefit from a chiropractic adjustment, contact Flex Chiropractic in Lexington to schedule an appointment.   

Frequent Headaches

Everyone experiences a headache every now and then, but if your headaches have become frequent or especially painful, it’s likely that you have a bigger problem than just normal stress causing it. Although headaches are a common symptom for hundreds of ailments and conditions ranging from sickness and injury to poor posture and even dehydration, headaches can also be the result of a spine that’s out of alignment. If you have chronic headaches or even migraines, it’s wise to have a trained chiropractor examine your spine to determine if misalignment could be causing your issues. 

Pain That Radiates Down Your Leg

Have you ever had a sharp, shooting pain that radiated down the entire length of your leg? Not only is this kind of pain uncomfortable, but it can also drastically limit your ability to perform everyday tasks. Oftentimes, radiating leg pain originates from pressure on the sciatic nerve caused by a herniated or slipped disc. The result is a burning or stabbing pain that can come and go or remain constant. 

Sciatica is quite common and can be caused by a variety of things including injury, lack of physical activity, and normal aging. Fortunately, people who suffer from shooting leg pain caused by sciatica are often able to get relief with a spinal adjustment. 

You Have Limited Range of Motion

Limited range of motion is another indicator that your body may be out of balance and a visit to your chiropractor can help to identify what is causing your mobility to be disrupted. Although mobility that is mildly limited may seem like more of an inconvenience than anything, expanding and regaining your full range of motion can improve mobility and strength and prevent future spinal problems down the road.

You Were Recently Involved in a Car Accident

Car accidents can be life-threatening, but even if you only experienced a minor fender-bender, your body could still be feeling the effects. It doesn’t take much for your spine to be jostled out of place or to experience mild whiplash. While you may be inclined to sit back and just hope time will take the aches and pains away, it would be wise to see if you could benefit from a chiropractic adjustment.  

You Have Numbness or Tingling in Your Arms or Legs

There are many serious health conditions that can cause numbness or tingling in the arms and legs, but oftentimes it’s caused by minor misalignment of the vertebrae. When vertebrae are out of place, they can interfere with blood flow or cause nerves to be pinched, leading to the numbness you feel in your extremities. The easiest way to correct the problem is with a spinal adjustment that can correct any vertebrae that are out of place.  

You Spend Several Hours a Day Sitting at a Desk

Millions of people spend the majority of their working days sitting at a desk, or in some sedentary position. This not only promotes poor posture, but it puts stress on your spine and restricts blood flow to your legs. The best thing you can do is to schedule frequent breaks so you can get up and move around. You should also make sure that your chair and desk are at the proper height for your body so as to reduce any unnecessary stress from having to reach or slouch in unnatural positions. Visiting a chiropractor can also help reduce the pain that has developed from poor ergonomic habits and ensure that your spine is properly aligned  

You Have Chronic Aches and Pains

Pain is such a general term that can have one or many causes. You wouldn’t go to the emergency room for a sore finger, so why try risky procedures and dangerous prescription medications for chronic aches and pains? The answer to your pain may be simpler than you think. 

If you suffer from chronic back or neck pain, or pain in your muscles or joints, relief may be right around the corner. Your first step should be to consult with a chiropractor to determine if a spinal adjustment could help. While chiropractic care can’t fix everything, it has helped millions of people get relief and live more active lives without surgery or dangerous prescription medications. 

Visit Flex Chiropractic In Lexington

If you have experienced (or currently suffer from) any of the things discussed in today’s blog, we encourage you to schedule a visit to Flex Chiropractic in Lexington. Don’t just live with the pain — we may be able to help you get relief through a chiropractic adjustment or a combination of chiropractic and other alternative treatments.

At Flex Chiropractic we believe in offering a variety of services to help you feel your best. Our licensed and experienced doctor of chiropractic is dedicated to finding the cause of your pain and will give you the personalized chiropractic care you deserve. 

In addition to chiropractic adjustments, we also offer a wide range of alternative therapies aimed at gently helping the body heal itself naturally. Generally used in combination with other treatments, we also offer decompression, ultrasound, and cold laser therapy, as well as electrical stimulation. Visit our website to learn more or give us a call to schedule your appointment.