Ask A Chiropractor – How do you know if your body is out of alignment?

When you are in proper alignment your body will be relatively straight from head to toe. If your body is misaligned you can feel pain in various parts of your body ranging from headaches to sore feet or discomfort in any joints, muscles or nerves in between. 

If you are experiencing any symptoms such as these you should contact us today:

  • Chronic headaches
  • Stiff neck, sore shoulders
  • Pain throughout your back such as sore muscles, pinched nerves or chronic ache
  • Tight hips or difficulty walking 
  • Joint pain throughout your body
  • Chronic illness
  • Fatigue

If you notice yourself cracking your neck, back or hips frequently to relieve pain you could be out of alignment. 

Have you experienced a fall at work? Do you do any repetitive motion at your job? Muscles can become stiff and sore with impact or repetition. When this goes untreated, or is not complemented by maintaining proper posture or exercise, it can cause lasting discomfort. This can be a result of subluxation, a slight misalignment of the vertebrae. The pressure on the nerve root causes malfunction in your joints, muscles, nerves and tissues. 

Sometimes misalignment can be prevented by correcting one’s posture and staying fresh on exercise. THroughout the day bring your attention to your posture. Do you notice you slump forward? You could be out of alignment. Also watch how you pick up objects, be sure to use your legs not your back. If you notice discomfort in any daily activities you could be out of alignment. 

In the interim of scheduling an appointment and getting in for an adjustment be sure to stay active, eat healthy but also take it easy on yourself.