9 Signs You Need to Visit a Chiropractor
Pains are warning signs of your body that tell you that everything is not fine. The pain can be subtle, sharp, recent, or chronic; all indicate that you need to seek professional help. Sadly, for most people popping a painkiller is the go-to solution for a range of pains. Delaying professional intervention not only worsens your condition but causes irreparable damages.
People who are looking to reduce or eliminate any kind of pain in the body must consult a chiropractor. Moreover, people who want to avoid surgeries or minimize medication may also seek a chiropractor’s help.
Who is a chiropractor?
A chiropractor is a trained health professional who treats neuromuscular disorders through spinal manipulation and manual adjustments.
The chiropractor focuses on the ability of the body to self-heal by improving the neuromuscular ability to perform. Spinal manipulation is considered the primary therapy provided by chiropractors. However, they help diagnose and treat multiple joint problems, recovery from injuries, sinus problems, etc. The other treatments offered by chiropractors are as follows:
- Pain Management
- Diet and weight loss counseling
- Physical therapy
- Preventative diseases
- Strengthening immunity
- Fostering overall wellbeing
- Message Therapy
Sometimes chiropractor combines different treatment to treat a medical condition. Chiropractic treatment is considered one of the most effective pain management resources.
When to See a Chiropractor?
Most adults seek help from a chiropractor when their health condition becomes unmanageable. Even in such conditions chiropractor can help to ease your problems. However, the treatment duration may become long or not provide the desired level of recovery. There are multiple reasons to book an appointment with a chiropractor. We have listed 9 early signs that tell you it’s time to meet a chiropractor.
1. Chronic Back Pain
Most people experience some kind of lower back pain. The acute pain generally goes away in a few days and is usually caused by lifting heavy objects, wrong movement, poor mattress, bad posture, or sometimes sports injuries. Chronic pain, on the other hand, is much stubborn and doesn’t go away. What’s worse; it could get worse with time. Sciatica is another chronic back pain that troubles several people in the UAE and worldwide. The sciatica pain typically originates from the lower back and radiates to the hip, buttocks, and legs. For any back pain that has been bothering you for more than 6 months and worsening, you must see a chiropractor for treatment.
Sometimes headaches can be caused by the misalignment of the neck or your spine. The misalignment restricts the proper blood flow to your head, which leads to headaches and migraines. A chiropractor can help in realigning your neck that can improve the blood flow towards the head.
3. Joint and Muscle Pain
Joint and muscle pains are the most common ones. Generally, people either avoid it or try to self-mange with painkillers. Although painkillers have an instant effect, they stop working after a while. Moreover, the pain keeps on increasing with time. A chiropractor can gently manipulate your soft tissues and reduce muscle spasms. Chiropractors also use physical exercises and traction to stretch the joint and reduce the pressure slowly. Chiropractic adjustments reduce or eliminate the pain by increasing the blood flow and nerve conductivity.
4. Limited Range of Motion
Range of motion (ROM) is crucial for the proper mobility and flexibility of the body. Even if you are healthy, you may experience less flexibility in your range of motion. The lack of movement, accidents, or occupational reasons can lead to stiffness and restricted flexibility in different joints. The ROM today can lead to chronic pain later. A chiropractor can prevent the inevitable chronic pain by combining physical therapy, massage, and manipulations. The chiropractic treatment mobilizes your limited movement and increases your ROM.
Many people experience pain, limited range of motion, and lack of strength after an injury. Chiropractors can help relieve pain and expedite the healing process after an injury. Many athletes and sportsperson regularly seek chiropractors to help them restore and enhance joint functions by reducing inflammation and pain. Chiropractors are an integral part of sports medicine. They not only help in recovery from sports injuries but help prevent them.
6. Shooting Pain in Legs
The sharp shooting pain, tingling sensation alternating with numbness, burning sensation in legs and hips all indicate the possibility of sciatica. The sciatica pain is often called a slipped disk or pinched nerve. Even without any back pain, a trained chiropractor can diagnose the cause of pain in your leg. The spinal adjustment can remove the unwanted pressure on the nerve that is causing the pain.
7. You have an Active Lifestyle
Sportspersons and athletes regularly visit chiropractors to keep their musculoskeletal in optimum health. People with an active lifestyle who may not be sports person rarely seek professional help for pain and minor injuries. When you are a fitness enthusiast, it is advisable to consult a chiropractor regularly. They can help in keeping your body functioning to optimum and maintain an active lifestyle.
8. Facial Pains
As absurd as it sounds, facial pains can also indicate underlying problems in muscles or joints in your jaw and other parts of the face. The most common cause of facial pain is “Temporomandibular Joint and Muscle Disorder” (TMJD). TMJD can cause pain in the jaw, near your ear, and forehead. A chiropractor helps with facial pain by normal restoration of muscles, proper jaw occlusion, stress reduction, etc.
9. Neck and shoulder pain
Neck and shoulder pains are the most bothersome pains. They don’t let you eat, sleep, sit, look, or concentrate properly. Poor posture, sudden jerks, or long hours of a desk job can contribute to neck and shoulder pain. When home remedies stop working, it is time to pay a visit to the chiropractor clinic.
Our Department of Chiropractic Medicine employs some of the finest chiropractors in Dubai. The team is led by a US-educated chiropractor. We cover a broad range of musculoskeletal problems such as spinal adjustments, hamstring strains, scoliosis, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, and many more.
Our chiropractors begin with examining the patients via physical checkups and imaging (available in-house). After a thorough assessment, we create an evidence-based, customized treatment plan. Dr. Tarek Alameddine says, “Our patients all come in with a unique set of health problems. It’s our personal mission to treat each patient as a special case. We ensure we provide customized treatment plans bespoke to their requirement. The tailored-made treatment plan helps to achieve the desired outcome.”
Rare developmental issues in children are also treated effectively by our chiropractors. Our pediatric chiropractors can help children facing autism, allergies, ADHD, asthma, concentration and focus problems, etc. Dynamic changes that women go through during pregnancy can also seek help from our chiropractors. From adjusting the position of the baby to ease morning sickness, we can help with all.
We offer FREE new patient consultation and receive a detailed musculoskeletal evaluation by our qualified chiropractors. Book your first appointment and let our doctors help you.
We are committed to providing gentle and effective chiropractic care for the whole family. Our doctors genuinely believe the human body is created to be active and keep moving. That is why we focus on not just providing relief to your current condition but preventing future muscular and skeletal issues. We combine traditional and modern chiropractic methods to treat acute and chronic conditions. We excel in providing non-invasive and drug-free treatment that eventually helps patients to avoid painful surgeries. Book an appointment and let our chiropractors assess your problems and provide a comprehensive treatment plan.