It’s often easy to ignore your spinal health because of busy schedules and demanding work. According to the American Chiropractic Association, most people aren’t aware that their spines are out of alignment. When your spine isn’t straight, you become uncomfortable when you perform the simplest tasks. Ignoring or accepting spinal subluxations as a natural part of your daily living causes problems in your central nervous system and other health issues. If you want to understand spinal misalignment, here are the signs and symptoms you need to know. 

Constant Urge to Crack Your Joints

Chiropractors say that people who sense discomfort or pain in their joints usually give in to the urge of cracking their joints. Cracking your own joints may give you relief but it’s only temporary. Doing so doesn’t mean that you are giving yourself a DIY chiropractic treatment. It is best to leave the joint and spinal manipulation to your chiropractic care provider. Having a chiropractor target and correct your subluxations provides a longer, healthier effect. 

Chronic Pain

Clinical findings show that when you experience backaches, headaches, migraines, and joint pain, your spine may already be out of alignment. People who have these painful attacks tend to take pain relievers, unaware that most cases don’t call for such medications at all. Your chiropractor can help by pinpointing the cause of your pain. If you want to eliminate your chronic pain without surgery or medicine, see your chiropractor immediately. Doing so can improve your quality of life. 

Difficulty in Turning Your Hips or Head

If your neck gives off a cracking sound when you turn your head or if you cannot turn your head at all, this is a definitive sign that you have a misaligned cervical spine. The same can happen to your hips as well. Your chiropractor can detect subluxations as well as connective tissue damage or tight muscles in your cervical area. 

Uneven Thinning of Shoe Heels

Your shoes are not a problem when this happens. The issue is your uneven pelvis. Your spinal subluxation causes your hips to rest in an improper position. This causes your feet to rub against the ground unevenly. Chiropractic care can help correct your spinal alignment and your gait at the same time. 

Susceptibility to Infections

Getting the flu during most months in a year is a sign that your immune system is not at its optimal state. Your central nervous system controls all the organ systems in your body, including your immune system. If you have misalignments in your spine, your brain cannot communicate well with your immune system. Proper chiropractic care can realign your spine and strengthen your immunity as well. 

Numbness Feet and Hands

Tingling sensation or numbness in your feet and hands is a sure sign that your spine is out of alignment. The sensation may be from compression or irritation of your nerves. Effective chiropractic care can help relieve our numbness in your hand and feet. 

Through chiropractic adjustments, your chiropractor can correct your subluxations and treat your spinal misalignment. Here at Ocean Chiropractic & Health Center, we can help provide you with a better quality of life by realigning your spine. Please visit one of our clinics in Fort Pierce, Vero Beach, or Port St Lucie, Florida, for a one-on-one consultation.

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