You have most likely heard by now that a visit to the chiropractor is a great complement to all the other things you do to stay healthy and fit. Even if you have never visited a chiropractor yourself, you may know someone who swears by it. After all, your spine is at the center of everything you do. Neglecting spine health will ultimately influence other areas of your life.
So, do not let your spine’s health worsen. If you have any of the following warning signs of an unhealthy spine, consider visiting a chiropractor as soon as possible:
1. You Have Backaches, Headaches, and Tender Joints and Muscles
Pain means that something is wrong and should never be considered baseline. Neck pain, soreness, stiffness, and tension are all signs that something has shifted or is misaligned.
Headaches are common. Yet, if you don’t know the reason behind the tension and the pain, it could be that you have a misaligned spine. Stress in the spine will cause pressure to build, and since that pressure cannot escape, it will travel upwards, creating pressure in the skull. People who make regular trips to the chiropractor find that their headaches improve. If you can’t get rid of the headaches, why not schedule an appointment?
2. You Feel Tired All The Time
One thing a lot of people do not realize is that your spine does more than help you stand upright. Your spine is part of the central nervous system and is, in many ways, connected to every fiber of your being. Because of that, the spine is at the root of your well-being and energy. If your spine is unhealthy, your body will automatically expand far more energy to help you function normally, and that can make you chronically fatigued.
3. One Leg Looks Shorter Than The Other
When you stand, does one hip look higher? Or a knee? Lay down with your shoes on and have a friend or family member look at the length of your legs. If one leg looks shorter than the other, it could mean that your pelvis is uneven or that somewhere else in the spine is upsetting your articulations.
4. You Cannot Draw a Deep Breath
If you cannot breathe deeply, it is a sign that your spinal health is not as good as it can be. Furthermore, if you cannot sit up straight to take a deep breath, it means that your poor posture is affecting your overall health.
5. You Have Poor Posture
How you stand is a direct reflection of how healthy your spinal joints are. Therefore, if you slouch, it means that your spine has stopped functioning adequately. Poor posture can also manifest as clicking jaws, inability to twist and turn, and an odd gait when walking.
6. You Just Don’t Feel “Good”
Sometimes it may be more than just feeling poorly. Sometimes, you really cannot stay healthy when your spine is misaligned. The central nervous system plays a role in your immunity since it communicates to the brain and the rest of the body. It can even act as a second brain at times, sending impulses back to the farthest regions of the body. So, when your spine is not well, your body isn’t going to feel well either, and your immunity may drop, resulting in more colds and viruses.
Have any of the warning signs or several? Don’t live with the pain or other debilitating symptoms. You can have relief. Contact a chiropractor today to see how they can help.