Why Should I See a Chiropractor?

You probably have some friends or relatives who regularly visit a chiropractor for spinal adjustments, and perhaps for other types of chiropractic care as well. Chances are, they talk very favorably about their experiences there, and may even have recommended it to you. So you might be asking yourself – why should I see a chiropractor?

If you have any kind of pain in your body which has persisted for a long period of time, or if you have migraine headaches, or even if you’ve recently been involved in an auto accident – these are all great reasons to see a chiropractor. Athletes who sustain sports injuries also see a chiropractor, because chiropractic care can speed recovery from an injury, and it can also help you to perform at your very best.

How to know when you should see a chiropractor

Your body is very good at issuing signals to you that tells you when something isn’t right, and if you ignore these signals for a long time, you could end up with a real health issue. Here are some of the ways your body will let you know there is an issue that needs attention:

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  • pain
  • stiffness
  • general fatigue, even after resting
  • weakness that has no explainable cause
  • sickness ALL the time
  • allergies and sinus problems
  • shortness of breath
  • headaches
  • indigestion, acid reflux, bloating
  • constipation, diarrhea
  • painful and/or heavy cycles
  • fertility problems
  • ear infections
  • visual hearing disturbances

There are some cases where these body signals might be alerting you to a really serious medical condition, and if those warning signs aren’t addressed, it can progress to a serious problem. Most of the time, however, these signs are messages that something isn’t quite right in your body and requires a proper evaluation to see WHY the body is telling you want it is. Finding the root cause of a sign or symptom is important to properly address the problem, and to be able to correct it at the source.

Why it’s best to see a chiropractor

When you do recognize signals from your body that indicate something isn’t as it should be, you shouldn’t try to mask those symptoms with painkillers, medications, or any other kind of drugs because it’s cutting off the signals your body is trying to send you! Similarly, if you had a fire in your house, would you take the batteries out of your smoke alarm because it was going off? Of course not. Instead, finding the fire and putting it out is the best course of action, and the same goes for you and your health. The best approach is always to seek the underlying cause of any health problem, pain or discomfort, and that’s exactly what chiropractic care focuses on. Whenever you have some kind of health condition, neck pain, headaches, or back pain for instance, your chiropractor will perform a thorough evaluation with some diagnostic tests on you so that the underlying cause of your pain can be identified.

Once the actual cause of your health condition or pain is known, that’s the condition that will be treated by your chiropractor. Taking medications will only mask the symptoms for a short while, and then the problem will all come back once the medication wears off. When you address the real cause of your health problem or pain, that’s when you’ll have a long-term solution with a plan of attack.

Chiropractic care is extremely effective in treating medical conditions such as scoliosis, sciatica, migraine headaches, asthma, acid reflux, constipation, diarrhea, headaches, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, neck pain, and chronic fatigue syndrome. In addition, many of the aches and pains you feel around your body are often attributable to spinal misalignments, and these can be corrected by the gentle adjustments of a skilled chiropractor. When you have any issues which you notice that are abnormal, that’s the right time to see a chiropractor.

If you think you might need a chiropractor feel free to reach out to us at South Bellevue Chiropractic & Massage. You can get scheduled for an appointment by calling (425) 614-0680or filling out our online form.

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