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Is It Time To See A Chiropractor? 3 Signs The Answer Is ‘Yes!’

Updated: Nov 12

Although sometimes people assume that the time to see a chiropractor is after you’ve already sustained some kind of injury to your back or are already experiencing pain, everyone can benefit from regular adjustments. There are several reasons people go to the chiropractor: here are three signs it is time for you to go see a chiropractor, too!


  • If you’re having frequent headaches that are new or worsening, a visit with a chiropractor can help you find methods of easing and managing the pain—from adjustments and beyond.


Chiropractic care is able to help with more than just back pain! According to the American Chiropractic Association, adjustment of the spine can be an effective method for helping ease pain from headaches. Whether you suffer from migraines, tension headaches, or otherwise, going to see a chiropractor may be beneficial.


Headaches can occur for a variety of reasons; tension headaches often come from staying in one position for extended periods of time, and migraines can be triggered by many environmental factors such as light, noise, and otherwise. When you get a chiropractic adjustment, the realignment can help ease tension and stress on joints and regions that may contribute to headaches.


  • Still working from home, or in a job that requires you to sit for long periods of time? A chiropractic adjustment can help relieve some of the pressure and stiffness from your daily tasks.


Staying in one position for an extended period of time can do more than cause tension headaches; misalignment can put pressure on your lungs and affect breathing, as well as make it more difficult to sleep at night and limit your range of motion.


If you’re sitting at a desk for long periods of time each day, there are a few things you can do. First and foremost, the “free” option is to take time every 30-60 minutes to stand up, stretch, and walk around. You’ll be amazed how much this little movement will reduce your discomfort during long hours!


Additionally, scheduling a time to see a chiropractor to adjust the cervical, lumbar, and thoracic regions of your back can help you get through your day-to-day responsibilities with more ease and


  • Take a close look at your shoes. Yes, really! Are they wearing out unevenly, or differently than usual? If so, your body is probably out of alignment, and you may want to consider going to see a chiropractor.


Believe it or not, your shoes can be an excellent indicator of the alignment of your spine. When your spine is misaligned, you’ll tend to put uneven pressure on one of your legs, and you may even be able to see the area of your foot you’re putting the most weight on. Seeing a chiropractor to align your spine will not only save you discomfort, but could help save your shoes, too!


Visit us at ProActive Health today to “Align Your Spine, Realign Your Life!”


Ready to see a chiropractor, whether for the first time or as someone looking to visit a new chiropractic office? Dr. Doug Patterson at ProActive Health is the top choice in the Michiana area!


In 1993, Dr. Doug Patterson hurt his back and first sought the care of a Chiropractor. It was after this experience that he decided he wanted to help people himself by pursuing chiropractic. He is a 1997 graduate of the Life University College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia and has been in practice now for 20+ years. Since then, Dr. Doug has expanded his field of practice to include functional medicine and science based nutrition. Schedule a visit with Dr. Doug at ProActive Health today!

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