After the long, cold and hard winter, it’s heartening to see the signs of spring appear. The earth is not the only thing that bears signs of a long winter though. This season is often rough on your body as well. If you exhibit any of the following signs, call us for an appointment.
1. Your joints and/or muscles hurt
Do you find that you are sore when you wake up in the mornings? Are your knees aching or does your neck hurt? Rather than offer a quick fix, a chiropractor digs deeper into your musculoskeletal health to determine the cause. Often a treatment plan of adjustments can help you have pain free mornings.
2. You were in an auto accident recently
Auto accidents are one of the most common causes of underlying joint and muscle pain. Even something as minor as a fender bender that resulted in only minimal damage to your vehicle could have been enough to compromise your muscles. A thorough examination by a chiropractor can help head off any issues that might be lurking just under the surface.
3. You underwent another type of accident
While people often associate whiplash and other injuries with auto accidents, these types of issues can occur with other accidents as well. Whether you’ve slipped and fallen outside on the ice or you were injured at work, it’s important to assess your condition to rule out any underlying issues that could cause issues for you at a later date — even if you have no symptoms currently.
4. Your range of motion is limited
Whether you are a star school athlete or a weekend warrior, you know just how important your range of motion is to your performance. If you are suffering from a lack of motion within the range that you expect, it’s a good idea to get an assessment by a chiropractor now before the issue has a chance to linger.
Range of motion issues also affect people naturally as they age. If this describes you, a chiropractor can help you regain the ability to move more easily with a regular treatment plan of adjustments.