It can be difficult to tell if you need chiropractic care, especially if you’re not entirely sure what the exact nature of the care is.
You might think that small, nagging problems don’t require chiropractic treatment, only direct damage to the spine would need such attention. However, this isn’t the case – an unhealthy spine can manifest in a variety of ways, many of which you might not have thought were linked.
To find out more about these warning signs of an unhealthy spine, read on and see if they apply to you. If so, you might want to consider seeing a chiropractor before the problem escalates.
Poor posture can be a very painful problem if left unattended and can be indicative of numerous health problems, one of which is a misaligned spine.
Different ways to check your posture:
Firstly, you can have a look at your shoulders – if one is noticeably higher than the other, or they are both rolled forwards, this will be putting your spine under a lot of unnecessary stress.
Secondly, you can check your weight distribution. If you stand on two bathroom scales, one foot on each, you should find that your weight is split evenly between the two scales. If not, then there’s a good chance you are experiencing spinal problems.
Unbeknownst to many, spinal health and energy levels are intimately linked. Why? Well, our spines perform a number of different functions in our bodies: they keep us upright, they allow for rotation and play a key role in our central nervous system (CNS). As you can imagine, these various functions will use a great deal of energy. With this in mind, it’s not surprising that, if there is a slight problem with the alignment of our spines, they will have to work overtime to ensure these functions are still fulfilled.
If your feet have a tendency to flare out when you walk, this could indicate a problem with your lower spine and hips. To check this, simply inspect your feet as you walk, if one or both feet flare out, then you might want to consider being checked by a chiropractor.
As mentioned elsewhere in the article, your spine and CNS are inextricably linked. Further, since your CNS communicates with all systems in the body, it’s also linked to your immune system too. As such, if your spine is unhealthy, this will have a knock-on effect on these other systems, making you much more susceptible to illness.
If any of the above warning signs apply to you, then Thorne Road Chiropractic Clinic can help you identify the cause of the problem. Our highly skilled chiropractors are equipped with the experience and know-how to make life-changing improvements to your overall health. For more information on our services, friendly advice, or to arrange an appointment, don’t hesitate to give us a call.