As a general rule, best time to see a chiropractor is when you notice that your body is not moving or functioning ideally, you have a new onset of pain in your body that just won’t go away or an ongoing pain that’s been with you for years and you may have become “used to it”. Chiropractic is very effective when it comes to detecting imbalances in your body and treatments often target fixing those minor imbalances, muscles and nerve tensions that are affecting your quality of life and preventing you from doing the things that you enjoy the most.

Before diving into the best time for an individual to see a chiropractor, there is one thing you should know and that is that chiropractic is safe for everyone! It also does not discriminate based on age, gender, weight or lifestyle. Everyone can benefit from a chiropractic visit at some point in their lifetime.

Learn more about what your first chiropractic visit would be like, read this blog that we wrote specifically for that!

2 Examples Of When You Might Need To See A Chiropractor

Listening to your body and being aware of any changes are important! This helps you seek care immediately before it turns into a bigger injury that could become debilitating.

Acute Pain

This means something that happened suddenly and that is now getting in the way of your life.

For examples, waking up and not being able to turn your head. Or being unable to put socks on from lower back pain. These are often sudden onset, sharp pains. Seeing a chiropractor often can resolve these issues with only a few treatment sessions, and sometimes even instantaneously.

Chronic Pain

This category belongs to those nagging dull achy pains or even sharp pains. They have been persistent for years and you just can’t seem to figure out what is wrong. The pain may also keep coming back with a slight bit of activity or exercise.

Chronic pain is often a result of poor habits. From sustained, prolonged positions with minimal movement to lack of activity in daily life due to work and life stress. One of crucial causes is an injury that happened a long time ago and was never treated properly. You now have been compensations around the previously injured area to protect it. But meanwhile it has resulted in imbalances throughout the rest of your body.

If you can related to these scenarios, it might be a good time to see a chiropractor. Book your first chiropractic assessment to see how we can help you heal. Returning back to the things that you enjoy doing most is possible!

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