Signs that you could benefit from Chiropractic Treatment for Your Pain
If you suffer from back pain or neck pain, you are certainly not alone. In the United States, over 22 million people visit chiropractors each year. When pain strikes, how do you tell if it’s just a minor ache or pain or if there’s a more serious issue? The Villages Chiropractor, Dr. Jason Davis, offers these telltale signs that you could probably benefit from seeking chiropractic care.
1. Neck or Back Pain that Lasts Longer than a Month
According to recent studies, 6 out of 10 people who suffer from everyday aches and pains turn to over the counter painkillers. For the most part, these medications offer more harm than relief and can be addictive. “Painkillers don’t target the specific problem area; rather they just dull the senses, providing a false sense of relief” says Dr. Jason Davis of The Davis Clinic of Chiropractic in The Villages, FL. “Dulled senses may give you the tendency to over-exert and cause more injury. And, because pain medications obstruct the senses, they can leave you feeling groggy and out of it.”
If you regularly find yourself relying on painkillers, you might have noticed that “groggy” feeling occurring more and more. Rather than living life in a haze, chiropractic treatment can offer a natural, drug-free solution to chronic pain. That being said, if you have been experiencing back or neck pain that continues to persist, you may be a candidate for chiropractic.
2.Numbness or Tingling in your Hands or Feet
If you have experienced a numbness or tingling sensation in your hands and feet, it’s time to see your chiropractor. Numbness and tingling in your arm or hand could be a sign of a neck injury, while numbness and tingling down the back of your leg could be linked to a low back injury such as a herniated disc.
A herniated disc, also referred to as a slipped disc or bulging disc, occurs when the jelly-like substance of the disc is forced through the weakened part of the disc placing pressure on nearby nerves. Pressure on the nerves can lead to pain, weakness, or numbness in your arms and hands, or legs and feet.
3. If You Have Been in an Accident or Personal Injury
Many chiropractic patients have turned to chiropractic care after an accident had left them in pain. If you have experienced an injury – whether due to sports, an automobile accident, or even a fall, chiropractic care can provide the pain relief that you need.
If left untreated, minor injuries can easily turn into bigger problems.
4. Your Job Requires You to Sit for Long Periods of Time
Many people have experienced discomfort and back or neck pain as a result of their job. You might not put much thought into it, but sitting in a fixed position for long periods of time can be damaging to your body. A chiropractor can help you treat pain caused by your job or a sedentary lifestyle.
5. You Experience Shooting Pain Down Your Leg
Sciatic pain occurs when nerves around your lower back become damaged. This is often due to a protruding disc, putting pressure on your sciatic nerve. If you have been experiencing shooting pains down your leg, or radiating around your hip or buttocks, there is a good chance that what you’re experiencing is sciatica.
Sciatica treatment is relatively routine and can be treated without surgery, however, if left untreated, the effects of sciatica can become much more serious. The earlier you pinpoint the source of your pain, the better.
Non-Surgical Pain Relief Treatments at the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic
Dr. Jason Davis of the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic in The Villages, Florida has been successfully treating chronic pain conditions for over a decade. Dr. Davis utilizes the DRS Protocol – a completely safe alternative to back surgery that has been proven to relieve pain. If you have experienced any of these symptoms, call the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic today at (352) 430-2121.