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What Are The Signs That I Should See A Chiropractor?

October 26th, 2020 by
Category: Chiropractic Care

There are many different signs that indicate it may be suitable to come in and see a Chiropractor. This post will identify some of the most common signs and how Chiropractic care may help.

What are some of the common signs?

There are many different symptoms that people can experience before seeing a Chiropractor.  Here are some of the most common signs we see (but not limited to) (Beliveau et al., 2017):

  • Persistent neck and back pain that may be dull or sharp (Bussières et al., 2018) 
  • Headaches (Rist et al., 2019)
  • Migraines (Rist et al., 2019)
  • Shoulder pain (Pribicevic and Pollard, 2006)
  • Poor posture 
  • Chronic pain (pain for more than 3 months) in muscles and joints (Breuer B et al., 2010) 
  • Sciatica and pinched nerves (Rahimi-Movaghar et al., 2011) 
  • Feeling stiff and tight in some areas
  • Loss of range of motion

How can these signs impact you and your daily activities?

One of the most common signs Chiropractors see are individuals with low back pain and stiffness. This can affect how you perform at work. Nearly 600 million people worldwide are affected by this (Cancelliere et al., 2016). Low back pain and stiffness can create burden on your finances and personal wellbeing. 

Energy plays a vital role in helping your body function properly. Your brain sends messages down your spinal cord – if there’s a spinal dysfunction in your spine, it can interfere with these messages being sent and can impact your energy levels (Bredin et al., 2015). 

Signs you may be experiencing can also impact other aspects of your life, including –

Therefore, it is important to get on top of these signs to help reduce the impact it has on your daily activities.

How can Total Health Chiropractic help with these signs?

A recent study has shown that overall, patients had high levels of satisfaction with Chiropractic care (MacPherson et al., 2015). At Total Health Chiropractic, we provide quality alternative health care that focuses primarily on improving the nervous and musculoskeletal system to help with pain and discomfort people experience.  This, in turn, helps to improve overall body function. This is achieved by using a variety of techniques tailored to suit individual patient requirements. Our experienced Chiropractors will complete thorough examinations to make sure we are right for you. Some of our treatment approaches include manual adjustments, hand held adjustments, manual assisted techniques, soft tissue techniques and rehabilitation exercises. Our Chiropractors aim to help with these signs long term. 


Beliveau, P., Wong, J., Sutton, D., Simon, N., Bussières, A., Mior, S. and French, S., 2017. The chiropractic profession: a scoping review of utilization rates, reasons for seeking care, patient profiles, and care provided. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, 25(1).

Bredin, M., & Putt, K. (2015). Improvements in mood, posture and balance in an older patient receiving chiropractic care: a case study. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research, 125-129.

Breuer B, Cruciani R, Portenoy RK. Pain management by primary care physicians, pain physicians, chiropractors, and acupuncturists: a national survey. Southern Medical Journal. 2010 Aug;103(8):738-747. DOI: 10.1097/smj.0b013e3181e74ede.

Bussières, A., Stewart, G., Al-Zoubi, F., Decina, P., Descarreaux, M., Haskett, D., Hincapié, C., Pagé, I., Passmore, S., Srbely, J., Stupar, M., Weisberg, J. and Ornelas, J., 2018. Spinal Manipulative Therapy and Other Conservative Treatments for Low Back Pain: A Guideline From the Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 41(4), pp.265-293.

Cancelliere, C., Donovan, J., Stochkendahl, M. J., Biscardi, M., Ammendolia, C., Myburgh, C., & Cassidy, J. D. (2016). Factors affecting return to work after injury or illness: best evidence synthesis of systematic reviews. Chiropractic & manual therapies, 24(1), 32.

MacPherson, H., Newbronner, E., Chamberlain, R., & Hopton, A. (2015). Patients’ experiences and expectations of chiropractic care: a national cross-sectional survey. Chiropractic & manual therapies, 23(1), 3.

Rahimi-Movaghar, V., Rasouli, M. R., Sharif-Alhoseini, M., Jazayeri, S. B., & Vaccaro, A. R. (2011). Discogenic sciatica: Epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, and management. The Sciatic Nerve: Blocks, Injuries and Regeneration. New York (NY): Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Rist, P., Hernandez, A., Bernstein, C., Kowalski, M., Osypiuk, K., Vining, R., Long, C., Goertz, C., Song, R. and Wayne, P., 2019. The Impact of Spinal Manipulation on Migraine Pain and Disability: A Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 59(4), pp.532-542.

Pribicevic, M. and Pollard, H., 2006. The treatment of shoulder pain: Current trends in chiropractic and manual therapy management. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 9, p.41.



Article written by Dr. Mymy Quach (Chiropractor)


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