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8 Signs You Should See a Chiropractor

Chiropractic Treatment for Neck Pain

When should you seek care from a chiropractor? Chiropractic care can help people of all ages with lots of musculoskeletal conditions. Most people think about seeing their local chiropractor when they experience low back pain or neck pain. There are many other reasons, though, to consult a chiropractor for improving your overall health and well-being. Let’s take a look at some common signs you should see a chiropractor.

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1. Aches and Niggles

It’s a common misconception that you have to be in pain to see a health professional. However, pain is only one symptom of dysfunction. We often hear people say they ‘feel quite good’. If we dig a little deeper, the truth may come out that they’ve noticed an ache happening more often, limitations with certain activities, or discomfort at work. A chiropractor can frequently address these niggles to take care of them before pain develops.

2. Limited Range of Motion

If you have difficulty moving your neck or back, it’s a good idea to see a chiropractor for a thorough assessment of your joint health. Have you noticed you’re unable to turn your head properly to check for traffic when you’re driving? Are you blaming your age for your inability to put shoes on easily in the morning? Looking after your spine’s health is important for your quality of life.

3. Recent Injury or Accident

Chiropractors are able to assess, diagnose, and treat your spine or extremity pain. It’s common to experience injuries from sports, car accidents, falls, repetitive work, or physically demanding jobs. Seeing a chiropractor is a good option to find out what’s happening and return you to where you need to be.

4. Recurrent Muscle Tightness

When a muscle is constantly giving you grief, it’s a good idea to search for why this is happening. Your chiropractor can assess the areas surrounding the muscle and, by understanding the underlying causes, provide you with care to release tension from the muscle and other structures. At Wilder Living Chiropractic, practice members are also provided with rehabilitation programs including simple stretches and strengthening exercises for long-term benefits. Say goodbye to that annoying tightness!

5. Disturbed Sleep

If you’re struggling to get a full night’s sleep and feel refreshed because it’s sore to move positions or you’re not able to get comfortable, it’s a good sign you need to see your local chiropractor.

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6. Ongoing Joint Pain

A common phrase among patients is that they’ve got a sore knee, shoulder, or hip (insert any joint!) but they think it’s normal because they’re getting older. Although ongoing joint discomfort can be common, it’s definitely not normal to have it, even when celebrating more birthdays. Looking after your joints as you age is important; don’t delay feeling your best today.

7. Sedentary Office Job or Repetitive Trade

In our modern world, it’s hard to escape the repetitive requirements of a job. Whether you are physically tough as a tradesman or you’re sitting at the desk all day and getting a cranky neck and back, it’s time to see a chiropractor. Often, recurrent lifting or poor posture can place more stress on the spine. Your chiropractor can work alongside you to support your body, give advice on how to modify things throughout the day and give you some exercises to work on.

8. Headaches

Nearly 79% of Australian households suffer from headaches, and this new data from 2023 with the Australian Chiropractic Association found that stress is the biggest contributor. Headaches can diminish the quality of life for many people as they hold people back from attending work as concentration and productivity levels are impacted. You may find you’re less likely to engage in social events or be able to do all you need to around the house. Chiropractors are able to provide safe and effective holistic healthcare to treat the underlying cause of your headaches.

Chiropractic care is much more than just pain relief. We encourage you to reach out to us if you’re interested in having a proactive approach to maintaining your health. We’re dedicated to supporting you in enhancing your quality of life and not having your body stop you from doing what you love. Our chiropractors aim to help you listen to and recognise your body’s signals and work on any underlying dysfunctions to provide a sustainable, long-term solution to your musculoskeletal health.

We take an individualised approach to your care, providing your body with what it needs for optimal functioning. So book in with our friendly team of chiropractors at Wilder Living today!

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