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When should you see a chiropractor?
Dr. Antjuan MitchellAug 12, 2021 4:35:22 PM5 min read

7 Ways To Better Understand When You Should See A Chiropractor

Many Americans suffer from pain every day, whether it's in their shoulders, lower back, neck, or any other joints or muscles.

Anyone who has or is suffering from a pain condition knows how it can consume their entire life.

People who suffer from chronic pain will try anything to find just a little bit of relief.

Many people who suffer from pain have found that chiropractic care can provide them with the relief they need.

Seeing a chiropractor can yield many benefits that can lead to a dramatic improvement in your physical and mental well-being.

Unfortunately, though, many people only receive chiropractic treatments when they've suffered an injury or when they can't tolerate their pain any longer.

In reality, people should seek chiropractic care even when everything seems fine.

Aside from regular chiropractic care to enhance your overall health and well-being, how do you know it's time to see a chiropractor.

In the article below, we will discuss a few telltale signs that you should visit a chiropractor.


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You Have Headaches or Migraines

A multitude of things can cause headaches.

One of the more common causes of headaches is muscle tension in the neck.

Primary headaches are often caused by irritations in the joints and muscle tension.

And the sedentary lifestyles most chiropractic patients lead these days don't help anything.

With spinal manipulations and chiropractic adjustments, your chiropractor can relieve the tension built up in your head and neck.

Your chiropractor will restore the balance in your spine and your neck, taking pressure off of vital areas to your spine and reducing the pain in your head.


Joint or Muscle Pain 


Many patients come to our offices experiencing pain in the muscles and joints.

And unfortunately, the first thing they do is reach into their cabinets for painkillers instead of visiting their chiropractor for soft tissue therapies.

Joint and muscle pain are often caused by alignment problems in your musculoskeletal system, which can be addressed by your chiropractor.

Sometimes joint pain may be an early indicator of something more serious like rheumatoid arthritis.

By visiting a chiropractor, you will not only find a remedy for your pain but maybe a chance to beat sickness as well.

Using spinal manipulations, your chiropractor will ensure your body is functioning at an optimal level, relieving pain in your muscles and joints.

These spinal adjustments will restore range of motion, increase blood flow, and restore nerve conductivity to the joints and muscles experiencing pain.

You can even implement a daily regimen of stretches, exercises, and a healthy diet.

Joint pain itself isn’t always something that needs emergency care, but if it becomes chronic, you should seek professional advice.

Your Sit for Long Periods of Time 

Many of us have jobs that require us to sit for hours on end hunched over a keyboard.

It's very common to end up with poor posture that puts added pressure on your neck, back, and shoulders.

This pressure can cause your discs and bones to shift and cause herniated or slipped discs.

Regular chiropractor treatments will realign so you don't develop any chronic issues.

Constant Neck Pain


A sedentary lifestyle can cause many problems, including constant neck pain, which can turn into chronic headaches.

You can use ice packs and buy firm pillows to help combat the pain, but you should see a chiropractor if the pain persists.

No matter what type of pain you may be experiencing in your neck, you need to be extra cautious if it's persistent.

You don't want to take any unnecessary risks when it comes to your neck or spine.

Whether it's trouble turning your head or you can't make it through the day without pain, you should see a chiropractor.

You've Been In A Car Accident


Whether you've been in a severe car accident or a relatively minor fender bender, seeing a car accident chiropractor is always in your best interest.

Some accident injuries are obvious, but other injuries, like whiplash, could take days or weeks to present symptoms.

An experienced auto accident chiropractor is familiar with these injuries.

They will perform a thorough examination to diagnose these hidden injuries and create a treatment plan tailored to your needs.

And the best part of chiropractic care is that it treats your pain and injuries without the use of invasive surgeries or harmful pain medications.

Chiropractic care allows the body to heal naturally the way it was meant to.

Chronic Back Pain 

The main reason people see a chiropractor is for relief from their chronic back pain.

Countless things can contribute to back pain, like your posture, several lifestyle habits, how long you're on your feet every day, and what you do for a living.

Fortunately, your chiropractor can provide you with pain relief and have you back on your feet in no time without the need for invasive surgeries or pain medications.

The Soles of Your Shoes Wear Out Differently 

If you notice that the soles of your shoes wear out differently, this is a telltale sign that your body is out of alignment, and you should be treated by a chiropractor.

Your shoes wearing out differently is a reliable indicator that you have a subluxation in the spine.

This means you need spinal manipulations to realign your spine and ensure the problem does not turn into a chronic issue.

Visit The Arrowhead Clinic To Learn More

If you're experiencing any of the issues above, or you want to learn more about chiropractic care, and if it's right for you, visit the Arrowhead Clinic today.

The experienced team of chiropractors at the Arrowhead Clinics can address all of the issues above and much more.

During your Free Consultation, your chiropractor will review your medical history and complete a physical exam so they can design a treatment plan tailored to your needs.

So if you have back pain, neck pain, or any other pain symptoms, or if you just want to take care of your overall health and well-being, schedule your Free Consultation with the Arrowhead Clinic today.



Dr. Antjuan Mitchell

Dr. Antjuan Mitchell is an experienced Chiropractic Doctor at our Albany Arrowhead Clinic. He graduated Magna Cum Laude as a Presidential Scholar in Accounting from Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina. He later received his Chiropractic degree from Sherman College, in Boiling Springs, South Carolina, in 2016. Dr. Mitchell has extensive experience in international mission trips to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, Cap-Haitian, Haiti, and Runaway Bay, Jamaica. He has a burning desire to aid people of underprivileged nations in addressing health care issues. While working abroad, Dr. Mitchell provided hands-on chiropractic therapy to over 2,500 people, while learning different techniques from other esteemed Chiropractors. Dr. Mitchell served as President of the Student American Black Chiropractor Association (SABCA). This student organization encourages and supports minority students to study Chiropractic and guides them to learn different holistic approaches to health care. Dr. Mitchell was also an active member of the Sherman College Tennis and Softball teams. Dr. Mitchell specializes in treating accident victims as well as chronic pain conditions. He utilizes manual and hands-on spinal adjustments and manipulations to help restore mobility and function to the body. A recent patient of Dr. Mitchell’s stated, “This is one of the best chiropractors I have ever been to. The staff there is very sweet. Just meeting Heather and Ja'Niyah and the staff made me feel like family. I will most definitely refer anyone to them, and let's not forget the coolest chiropractor Dr. Mitchell, and the NP. I am most definitely going to miss this team.”. Dr. Mitchell is available for same-day free consultations, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.