Many people believe that chiropractors treat back and neck pain related to traumatic injuries, such as resulting from car accidents or falls. While this is true, chiropractic therapy can also treat so much more, including preventative care. Here are just a few great reasons to find a chiropractor in Clewiston and take advantage of the benefits of chiropractic therapy. If you are suffering from any of the conditions listed below, call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cohen at Injury Center of the Glades in Clewiston.
You Suffer From Frequent Headaches or Migraines
Frequent headaches and migraines have many causes, including dehydration and tension; however, a common overlooked cause is misalignment or malfunction of spinal bones in the upper back and neck. When bones of the spine slip from their normal position or lose range of motion, nerves and blood vessels can be affected. When spinal nerves are overstretched or irritated, it may manifest as a throbbing headache. Over-the-counter or prescription pain medication may temporarily relieve the discomfort, but they do not treat the underlying cause.
You Have Sharp Shooting Pains Down Your Legs
Sharp shooting pain down your legs— with or without tingling or weakness— may indicate a pinched nerve or a slipped disc. Much like headaches due to misalignment, medications may relieve pain temporarily, but do not address the root cause. A chiropractor can examine your spine and perform an adjustment if necessary. This chiropractic treatment can alleviate the pressure on the nerves that cause the shooting pain to your legs.
You Are Pregnant
During pregnancy, many women experience back pain, caused by the change in weight distribution within the body that puts pressure on the pelvis and joints. Chiropractic therapy can help balance the muscles and ligaments in the pelvis to relieve pressure on the uterus. Chiropractic treatment can help reduce pregnancy weight gain, provide more comfortable sleep, and help ensure the baby is in an ideal position for vaginal delivery.
You Make Repetitive Motions
Whether you are an athlete (or semi-athletic) or you work in a job where you make repetitive motions or sit for most of the day, you are overusing particular muscles and ligaments. Poor posture and repetitive motions put pressure on the neck, upper back, and shoulders. A chiropractor can perform a spinal assessment and ensure your spinal column remains properly aligned. Chiropractic treatment can be used prophylactically to prevent long-term issues.
Of course, if you experience back pain or trauma, chiropractic therapy can be more beneficial than prescription medication because it treats pain at the source. Additionally, there are so many other beneficial ways to take advantage of chiropractic treatments. Chiropractor appointments do not require a referral from your primary care doctor and are covered under most insurance plans. If you experience back pain or any of the conditions listed above, satisfy your curiosity and schedule your free consultation with one of Clewiston top chiropractors at Injury Center of the Glades.