Chiropractic care is not a once-in-a lifetime event. Misalignments of the spine can happen for many reasons, and returning to your chiropractor to correct misalignments can bring much-needed relief. But how do you decide if you’re in adjustment or out of adjustment?
When You Know You’re Out of Alignment
Sometimes you feel so poorly, it’s easy to tell you need help. Examples include:
- Pain after a sports injury
- Trouble sleeping because you can’t get comfortable
- Pain relievers don’t work
If you’re having a recurring problem, you soon learn when it’s time to seek help from your chiropractor. It’s best not to wait until you’re in definite pain, but instead, come in when you feel stiffness or reduced range of motion. It’s easier to solve an alignment problem before it’s entrenched.
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How to Tell When You’re Out of Alignment
The best way to know if you’re out of adjustment is to listen to your body. People often ask their chiropractor, “When should I come back?” But there are no hard and fast rules.
Many people return for adjustments frequently in order to improve alignment and performance or for quick pain relief from minor strains.
But many people come back for chiropractic care only when their life has become difficult:
- Pain keeps them from performing daily tasks or exercising
- Pain becomes more constant instead of occasional
- They have tried other medical solutions without relief
- As a last-ditch effort to avoid surgery
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The Benefits of a Spine That’s in Alignment
Chiropractic care is like a tune-up for your body. It helps you heal faster, increase your range of motion, reduce inflammation, and improve sports performance. And adjustments may ease pain and stiffness you didn’t even know was related to your back and neck. For instance, chiropractic care commonly helps:
- Headaches and dizziness
- Blood pressure
- Digestive problems
King Chiropractic can help you learn when your body is in alignment vs. out of alignment. And when you are aware of that, you can take an active role in maintaining your own health. Once you have been adjusted and realize how your body is supposed to feel, it’s easier to know when things are just not right, and fix them.
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If you have pain or discomfort in your neck, spine, shoulders, arms, legs, or feet, call King Chiropractic today at (910) 777-7228. We will get you started on the road to recovery for a stronger life with improved performance. And we’ll help you understand how to tell when you are out of alignment—and how much better you’ll feel when you’re in alignment.