The majority of Australians are going to face aches and pains at some point in their life. A lot of these will not need the services of a professional, however, when those issues become chronic or serious, assistance is needed. Chiropractors are skilled experts when it comes to spine health and the effect that it can have on the rest of the body.
Do You Suffer From Migraines Or Headaches On a Regular Basis?
There are many reasons why headaches and migraines can occur, including stress, foods that have been eaten, infections and alcohol consumption. That being said, muscle tension in the neck, as well as misalignment of the spine, is one of the most common causes. When a person has a sedentary lifestyle, the problem can get worse, as well as poor posture when at work or in the home.
Nikole Grbin, an Adelaide osteopath, believes that there is somewhat of a sitting epidemic. “If you’re sitting down for most of the day, you’re no doubt hurting your body in ways you can’t really imagine. You need to keep yourself active throughout the day. Whether that’s getting up and going for a walk, or whatever it may be.”
Certainly, it is recommended to visit a doctor in the first instance to diagnose the problem, however, several sessions with a skilled chiropractor can have a significantly positive impact on providing relief from headaches and migraines.
Do You Have Neck Or Back Pain On A Regular Basis?
Since a chiropractor is trained to examine the alignment as well as the health of the spine, they can often both diagnose chronic back pain or neck pain, as well as correct the issue. Of course, some back or neck pain may be temporary and go away by itself, however, pain that is persistent can be relieved through the services of a great chiropractor. At times such persistent pain can be the result of tissue injury, vertebra misalignment, or impingements. The treatment of spinal manipulation, as used by a chiropractor, is a safe and trusted way to correct such problems and bring relief from pain in the back or neck.
Do You Have Trouble With Your Muscles Or Joints?
In the same way as back or neck pain, muscle aches, as well as joint pain, can be connected to subluxations in the spine or because of misalignment somewhere in the body.
For Castle Hill chiropractor Cherine Weiland, issues with joints often are linked to other problems within the body. “Your spine is such a crucial part of the body, and if that’s having issues, it will likely be causing problems elsewhere within the body. We only get one body, so we need to take care of it as much as possible. Sometimes that means getting a professional to help you with joint and muscle issues so you can live your life in the best shape possible.”
When the body is active on a very regular basis, for instance from exercise, it can get rather worn down if correct warm-up and cool-down techniques are not used, this has an impact on muscles and joints. Chiropractors can get to the root of what is causing such pain in the muscles or joints.
Do The Soles Of Your Shoes Show Irregular Wear?
Looking at the soles of your shoes can be a great way to identify misalignment within the body.
Underground water tank expert Darren Schmutter didn’t notice the different wear and tear on the soles of his shoes at first, but it represented a larger issue. “When I saw the bottom of my shoes after using them for a while, the right foot was noticeably different to the left foot. I had some back issues not too long after seeing this, and found out that those two issues were somehow linked. It still doesn’t exactly make sense to me but I can kind of understand the how’s and why’s.”
If there seems to be additional wear on the inside of the foot or there is not uniform wear between the right foot and the left foot it may mean that your body does not move the way it should. A chiropractor will be able to identify why the misalignment is happening and offer treatment to correct it.
Is Your Range Of Motion Limited?
Having a limited range of motion which may induce the inability to bend at the waist or to turn the spine may be a sign of tension or injury. A physical exam at a chiropractic appointment will identify why you have difficulty moving in certain ways and what treatment can improve your condition.