Back pain is an incredibly common ailment–so common that many people accept it as a normal part of life rather than seeking treatment. Our team at Mapleview Chiropractic Centre believes that you deserve to live without pain, and we encourage you to seek professional treatment for any complaints that you are experiencing. Still, we recognize that it can be tricky to tell when it’s time to consult a chiropractor, so we have put together this article to help you make that judgment call.
- Chronic Back Pain. If you suffer from frequent or recurring back pain, we recommend seeking chiropractic treatment. Our experts will identify the source of the problem, then use noninvasive techniques to realign the vertebrae and alleviate pain.
- Sharp Leg Pain. Another sign that you should see a chiropractor is sharp, shooting pains in the legs. This kind of pain is usually the result of a pinched nerve or slipped disc in the lower back–the nerves in that area extend down the legs, and any pressure or inflammation on those nerves can cause serious pain at any point along their length.
- Recent Accident. If you experienced an accident or injury, it’s wise to talk to a chiropractor in addition to your other care providers. Impacts of any kind can throw the spine out of alignment, which can cause pain and limit your range of motion. In these situations, our team can help align your spine and relieve pressure on your joints to allow these important biological structures to work the way they’re supposed to.