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How to Know When You Should See a Chiropractor

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How to Know When You Should See a Chiropractor

Chiropractic care has grown increasingly popular over the past few decades as people search for a more holistic approach to care that harmonizes with the body’s natural ability to heal. Today’s chiropractors are skilled in treating an array of medical issues, including acute and chronic conditions that can take a toll on your wellness and your quality of life.

At Superior Health and Wellness, our team tailors every treatment plan to suit each patient’s wellness needs, lifestyles, and personal goals. In this post, learn how to tell when you should schedule a visit with our team.

You have back or neck pain

Chiropractors are experts when it comes to managing pain involving the spine. Through spinal manipulation, massage, gentle traction, and other hands-on techniques, our team identifies the underlying cause of pain, then takes steps to relieve it by improving circulation, relieving nerve impingement, and more.

You have chronic headaches

Headaches are extremely common, and often, they’re related to problems with the nerves, discs, or muscles in your neck. Chiropractors can rebalance uneven strain on your neck while also providing you with lifestyle guidance tailored to the type of headache symptoms you’re experiencing.

You have joint or muscle pain

Muscle and joint pain are also common complaints for both women and men, and while it’s tempting to try to relieve symptoms with medication, those products have their own potential side effects that many people want to avoid. 

Chiropractors use special techniques to relieve muscle and joint pain, realigning your spine, reducing inflammation, and improving overall range of motion and mobility.

You’ve had an accident

Sports accidents, falls, motor vehicle accidents, and workplace injuries can all cause a variety of problems that can lead to chronic pain and other symptoms. Seeing a chiropractor as soon as possible after an accident is the best way to ensure you receive care focused on preventing serious long-term effects.

You have nerve-related pain

Nerve-related pain presents in different ways, from shooting, electricity-like bursts of pain to dull aches to burning or crawling sensations. If you have nerve-related pain in your legs or your arms, there’s a good chance it stems from a problem with your spine — and there’s also a good chance that chiropractic care can help.

You spend a lot of time sitting or standing

If you have a job that requires you to spend hours standing or sitting, you’re putting a lot of strain on your joints, your muscles, and your spine. Having regular chiropractic visits can help ward off problems stemming from strain, relieving and even preventing painful symptoms.

You have posture-related issues

Plenty of us spend hours a day hunched over our phones and laptops or toting around heavy backpacks and bags — activities that can alter our posture. 

When we slump or hunch, we put a lot of uneven pressure on our joints, muscles, and connective tissues, eventually developing chronic pain. Chiropractors help realign your spine and “rebalance” our bodies to even out stress and pressure, relieving and even preventing pain.

You’re pregnant 

Pregnancy puts a lot of strain on your spine and your legs, especially as your belly grows and your center of gravity shifts. Chiropractors use special techniques developed specifically for the aches and pains of pregnancy, relieving discomfort so you can focus on the joyful aspects of pregnancy.

You want to play a proactive role in staying well

Chiropractors are skilled in holistic care, including lifestyle guidance focused on helping you lead a healthier, more enjoyable life. During your sessions, your chiropractor designs a health plan focused on your goals, so you can enjoy optimal wellness at every stage of life.

Chiropractic care is important for helping you feel better, but it’s also important for helping you stay well. To learn more about the therapies we offer or to schedule a visit, request an appointment online or over the phone with the team at our offices in Greenville and Spartanburg, South Carolina today.