There always comes a time in life where we feel some lower back pain and consider if a chiropractor is right for us. Sometimes we feel that the pain we are experiencing just isn’t bad enough yet to make that leap, and other times we just assume that the pain will eventually go away, blaming it on sleeping differently or trying a new work out. Essentially, it’s hard to know when to go to the chiropractor, but it does need to be. At South Florida Spine and Joint Center we have all of the information you need to decide whether or not it’s time to go see an expert. While some back pain may go away other the course of a few days or a week, sometimes it can and only will get worse. Addressing the pain before it escalates to a level of being unbearable will not only make you feel better but will prevent your back from being potentially injured. When it comes to health there should be no question about putting yourself first; however, we know it can be tricky to distinguish a real problem from a temporary inconvenience, which is exactly why we are here to give you 5 signs that you need to see a chiropractor.
- Chronic Back Pain
This is one of the more obvious signs that can be quickly dismissed. While chronic pain is a huge reason to go see a chiropractor, many people assume this chronic pain will eventually disappear and instead choose not to go see an expert. This is one of the worst things you can for your pain and back. This kind of intense back pain is commonly caused by bad posture, working a physically demanding job, an injury, or having to stand constantly. The bad part about all of these common causes of chronic back pain is that they aren’t likely to change quickly meaning your back pain is not likely to change quickly either without the help of one of our experts. Our team of specialists can give you pain relief through means that do not require surgery or hard pain killers, something that cannot be guaranteed if you allow the chronic pain to go for an extended period.
- You Sit for Extended Periods of Time
This one is similar to standing for a long period and then getting chronic back pain; however, sitting can cause more issues than standing. A big reason for this is due to how people choose to sit. Having good posture can be a hard habit to start but it may be a healthy one to start. Bad posture is one of the biggest causes of severe back pain; this is because having bad posture and sitting for extended periods can result in a load of pressure being put on your back, neck, and shoulders. This pressure in the worst-case scenario can work overtime to cause a slipped or herniated disc, which are both very painful and may require more than just a chiropractor’s help to fix.
- Severe Pain That Shoots Up Your Leg
This kind of pain is unusual and does not occur unless something in your back area has gone very wrong. Back pain gets the best of most people at some point; however, it should not turn into a shooting pain going up your leg. This kind of pain usually points to there being a slipped disc or a pinched nerve. However, the only way to one hundred percent is to know what is causing the pain is to reach out to a team member at South Florida Spine and Joint Center and book an appointment. At your appointment, we will be able to get more information from you about the pain you are experiencing and then properly diagnose you. The usual treatment for these kinds of back issues is a spinal adjustment, a treatment our team can efficiently administer to get you back on your feet pain-free.
If any of the above issues sound like something you can relate to then it’s time to give us a call and set up an appointment with one of our experts. With all of the information online you can get a good idea of what’s going on; however, the only way to know for sure and receive proper treatment is by getting a proper diagnose. Let us help you get back out there and live a pain-free life, don’t let back pain rule your life any longer. Give us a call today at (833) 372-7823 to book your appointment.