5 Signs that You Need to See a Chiropractor

by Dr. Travis Utter
June 9th, 2016

Back Pain Symptoms

Back pain is one of the common injuries among people, especially for those who work at a desk all day or who have been involved in a car accident. When back pain manifests in unexpected situations such as car accidents, the pain can be sudden and excruciating. There may be times when you must stop what you are doing because the pain becomes so unbearable.

Don't Ignore the Warning Signs of Back Pain

Back problems can worsen if they are left untreated over time, so it is important to seek treatment immediately if you begin to experience issues. Knowing when to seek a chiropractor for our back pain is important, and fortunately, there are signs you can look for:

1. You Have Been in a Car Accident

Symptoms of body injuries from car accidents do not always manifest right away at the onset of the accident. Sometimes it can take a few days for the pain to set in. If you have been through a car accident, see a chiropractor for evaluation. That way, you can identify any injuries before they have the chance to get worse.

2. You Have Limited Motion

Do you find it hard to move your body properly? If so, then you might be suffering from an injury. Limited range of body motion is a symptom of injury because when you have a healthy body, it moves freely and without pain.

3. You Feel Chronic Pain in Your Lower Back

Though you may consider back pain normal after sitting for hours, it actually is not. Lower back pain is not a normal condition of the body, so it should be treated immediately if it emerges. Sitting long hours can lead to spinal abnormalities, and your chiropractor can help you fix that.

4. You Suffer from Headaches and Low Energy Often

These are common signs of injuries in the body and must be addressed, not ignored. Headaches and feelings of weakness are not normal, and they can be debilitating in your day-to-day life.

5. You Want to Have an Overall Better Body Condition and Feel Healthier

Your chiropractor does not just help to fix existing conditions; they can also do proactive, preventative work. Talk to them about the types of things you can do to live a healthier life.