Routine chiropractic care is a vital component of a proactive health plan, but for many individuals, chiropractic adjustments aren’t on the radar until injury and discomfort necessitate professional attention. At Bomberg Chiropractic, we know moving through life with physical dysfunction and pain is no way to live. Fortunately for you, we also know how to bring your body back into balance and alleviate that discomfort.
Whether you’re struggling with unrelenting symptoms that keep you from enjoying your incredible body to the fullest, or you just want to maintain great health, we’re here to help. Today, we’re discussing a few of the most common reasons to consider chiropractic care, so if these strike a chord, it’s time to give our team a call.
You Suffer From Frequent Headaches or Migraines
Often, spinal misalignment is a culprit behind several different types of headaches, including:
● Tension headaches
● Cluster headaches
● Cervicogenic headaches (head pain that stems from your neck)
Chiropractic adjustments, coupled with complementary therapies, help bring the spine back into proper alignment, which relieves pressure on the nerves that stem from the spinal column. As a result, many people who receive chiropractic treatments for head pain experience significant reductions in the severity and frequency of their headaches.
As your chiropractor brings your cervical spine back into proper alignment, your posture also improves, which reduces neck tension caused by daily forward head posture. In many cases, therapeutic massage can also help relieve that tension, thereby reducing the pressure and discomfort that characterizes your headaches.
You Have Acute or Chronic Joint Pain
Why turn to prescription pain medications or invasive procedures when chiropractic adjustments can help relieve your pain? Chiropractic care is a holistic, non-invasive therapy that addresses joint pain by realigning restricted joints, restoring blood flow, and improving range of motion. When combined with complementary treatments such as TENS therapy, movement-based massage, and Kinesio taping, chiropractic treatments are highly effective for treating joint pain and restoring normal function.
You’re Living With Back or Neck Pain
If there’s one thing people associate chiropractors with, it’s back pain. And, while that’s not the only symptom chiropractors treat, it’s probably the most common reason people seek chiropractic care. It’s important to keep in mind that your body is connected, meaning dysfunction in one area influences the function of all other areas. So, if you’re suffering from back pain, you likely have dysfunction in other areas, too.
If you’re seeking relief from your back or neck pain, a chiropractor will address the issue at its source, which, in most cases, is spinal misalignment. Through gentle, targeted chiropractic adjustments, your doctor will bring your spine back into healthy alignment, which relieves tension on the muscles and connective tissue throughout your back and neck. Depending on your unique physiology and symptoms, your chiropractor may also recommend complementary treatments such as massage or TENS therapy.
You Feel Pain Shooting Down Your Leg
Have you felt sharp pains radiating down one leg? How about tingling, numbness, or burning sensations in your legs or lower extremities? These are common signs of a pinched nerve in the lower back, which chiropractors are highly skilled at addressing.
Subluxations — also called misalignments — in your lower spine often place excessive pressure on the major nerves that stem from your spinal column and travel down your legs to your feet. When those nerves are compressed, they cannot signal to your brain properly, which creates the characteristic pain, tingling, and loss of sensation associated with the condition. As your doctor realigns your lower spine and relieves pressure on the surrounding nerves, normal nerve function resumes.
You Have a Sedentary Job
Did you know that sitting all day is absolutely terrible for your health? On average, today’s office employee sits for over 10 hours per day, and unfortunately, all that hunching over your desk is wreaking havoc on your spine.
When you sit for extended periods, you put your spine in an unnatural position, which creates excessive tension and stress in the surrounding muscles and connective tissues. Worse, sitting also compromises the health of your spinal discs, which can lead to premature degeneration. Fortunately, routine chiropractic care is a great way to maintain proper spinal alignment and encourage healthy posture, both of which encourage long-term spine health.
You Have Limited Range of Motion
If your body just won’t stretch and move like it used to, chiropractic care can help. While chiropractors are experts at adjusting the spine, they’re also experts in holistic healthcare practices. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, your doctor can also give you advice on restorative exercises that will help lengthen your muscles, improve joint restriction, and increase your overall range of motion.
You’re Health Conscious
Many people think they need to be in pain to see a chiropractor, but that notion simply isn’t true! You can feel perfectly healthy and still derive tremendous benefit from routine chiropractic care because it’s a proactive step in maintaining long-term health. Because your entire nervous system stems from your spine, maintaining proper spinal alignment encourages healthy functioning of your body as a whole.
Bomberg Chiropractic: Your Source for Compassionate Chiropractic Care in New Hope
At Bomberg Chiropractic, our team is dedicated to helping you enjoy your body in its healthiest state. Whether you’re suffering from acute or chronic pain, physical injury, or limited range of motion, our variety of chiropractic services can help you find relief. Or, if you’re simply looking to maintain optimal health long term, we can help you make that happen, too! If you live in or near New Hope, you can learn more about our specialty services and schedule your appointment by giving our team a call at 763-450-1755. Or, you can always feel free to reach out to us on our contact page with any questions or concerns.