If you have yet to visit your local chiropractor, let’s just make one thing clear right now: You are due for an adjustment!

But if you are not new to the world of chiropractic care, you may be wondering when you should make that next appointment. Sometimes it’s obvious. Your back or neck is aching, or you’ve recently been injured. But it is not always quite so obvious. And even in those obvious times you may not be entirely sure if the chiropractor is the right place to go.

Here are 5 signs that you are due for an adjustment:

1. You live a more sedentary lifestyle

If you spend the bulk of your day sitting at a desk in front of a computer, or behind the wheel on the road, or at home on your couch, it’s time for an adjustment. With so much of our lives spent driving or hunched over a computer, we are all prone to poor posture. Poor posture leads to pain and strain and even injury. It can cause headaches and inhibit your breathing. In addition to making every effort to sit up with good posture, visit your chiropractor. Did you know that a better posture can even make you look thinner? That’s just the cherry on top.

2. You live a more active lifestyle

Yes, the very opposite of sedentary can still mean you are due for an adjustment. If you exercise regularly or engage in sports or other vigorous activities, your body is probably begging you for an adjustment. The stress and strain from physical activity can cause misalignment and injury. While we highly recommend regular exercise, we also recommend regular adjustments to ensure a productive and safe workout routine.

3. You are experiencing pain

This is one of those more obvious situations, but sometimes we can fall into the habit of popping pain pills before thinking of the chiropractor. If you are suffering from chronic back or neck pain, make an appointment right away. Or you may be suffering from headaches or joint and muscle pain. Do you have any sharp, shooting pains in your legs or even some tingling and numbness? These are signs that your body is well past due for an adjustment!

4. You aren’t sleeping well

Struggling to get comfortable enough to fall asleep? Waking up throughout the night? Aches and pains plaguing you in the morning? A chiropractic adjustment can help! Sleep is essential to health. The lack of sleep can contribute to heart disease and obesity. There is even a potential connection between poor sleeping habits and Alzheimers. While the reasons for poor sleep can be numerous, regular visits to the chiropractor are the best place to start. 

5. You want to live a healthy life

Chiropractors don’t simply crack your back. When you visit the chiropractor, you are treating yourself to better overall health. The spine connects your brain with the rest of your body, meaning that a healthy, aligned spine is downright essential to health. Additionally, most chiropractors are also trained in nutrition and functional exercise. Many chiropractic doctors are also well versed in the safe and effective use of essential oils and other natural supplements. A healthy lifestyle includes regular adjustments as well as expert advice from a knowledgeable chiropractor.

Are you due for an adjustment? Contact Amberwood Terrace Chiropractic today!