To have a straight spine alignment, doesn’t just mean good posture. Seeing a chiropractor for spine realignment can help with a lot of pain issues and conditions like assisting with neck and lower back pain, scoliosis and more. There are also many signs of misalignment that you might not know about. Misalignment may impair your range of motion and severe issues, so seeing a chiropractor to prevent these issues any further can benefit the rest of your life.
Signs that your spine may be Misaligned
Chronic headaches are a major sign of spine misalignment. To clarify a chronic headache, your symptoms involve stiff neck, vomiting, confusion, and a fever of 100.4 or higher. If you are having these headaches then you should consider also seeing a chiropractor. Headaches is the top condition that chiropractors treat and a spine realignment could help get rid of those completely without any major medications or surgeries.
Vertigo and dizziness can make it impossible to do every day-to-day activity. You might want to consider seeing a chiropractor because they can help target joints, your body’s natural balance and the vertebrae’s that aren’t moving correctly. Even if you have epilepsy, they can help with the increase of blood flow to your brain. You will still have to take your prescribed medications and see your neurologist, but adding in that chiropractic visit could assist in decreasing your condition.
There are also many different types of spinal fractures that can be very painful. A spinal fracture can occur from a car accident or a fall. They can be major to the point where you’ll need surgery or they could be small and can heal all on their own without going through surgery. Talk with a spine specialist to discuss more on what type of spinal fracture you have. Most spine specialists will also recommend seeing a chiropractor to help repair the spine during your recovery treatment.
Treatment to Spine Realignment
Spine Realignment can be a long-term effort to correct. You can help the process by being more aware and making sure you stretch your body and get regular exercise. You don’t have to go to the gym and be a body builder to get exercise, you can take nice long walks around your neighborhood or a park. Make sure you stretch your head and shoulders, hips and legs before you go on a long walk. You don’t have to speed walk; you can speed walk or jog as long as you remain in a good posture, but you’re better off taking smaller strides.
At home you can use a yoga mat or a blanket for your daily stretches. Here are just a few suggestions on stretches, a cat-cow pose stretches out the spine and alleviates pressure from the lower back and shoulders. A plank position can also strengthen the core muscles in your back and abdomen. Downward dog is also a good stretch for the legs and stability. Your chiropractor may also give you some other stretches and nutritional counseling to live a healthier and more painless lifestyle.
If you have any further questions or concerns on spine realignment, contact Carlile Chiropractic today!