If you’re struggling with chronic pain, long-term issues with your muscles, joints, or mobility, or you just have a stubborn condition that won’t go away, you may not know where to turn. If you’re looking for a non-invasive treatment option that focuses on holistic care and healing of the entire body, chiropractic care may be the solution you’ve searched for. Rather than rely on the bandaid effect of prescription painkillers, which carry risks and are only a very short-term solution, chiropractors focus on balancing the body’s systems to allow the body to effectively heal itself.
Too often people put off treatment of a bothersome injury or condition because they aren’t sure where to go or who to see. Maybe you’ve never been to a chiropractor before and you don’t know what to expect. Or, you don’t think your condition can improve. You’d be amazed at the transformative effects chiropractic care can have on your body. Here at Oakland Spine & Physical Therapy we’ve seen patients regain the ability to do their favorite things in life. Patients who couldn’t sleep because of back pain now enjoy nights of restful sleep. Whether you want to be able to get back into the active lifestyle you miss or just be released from the stress of chronic pain, a chiropractor can help you to find relief and balance.
At Oakland Spine & Physical Therapy, we have offices located throughout North Jersey, in Oakland, Wayne, Fair Lawn, and Closter, New Jersey. That’s because we wanted to make it convenient for people living in North Jersey to easily access care, no matter their neighborhood. We see patients come to us with a wide variety of conditions and injuries, but the list below includes some of the most frequent reasons patients visit a chiropractor.
10 of the Top Reasons to Visit a Chiropractor
While the following list covers some of the most common conditions a chiropractor will treat, review our full list of conditions we treat. It’s helpful to know that a chiropractor may be a good partner in healing from less common complaints as well.
You’re Experiencing Back Pain
Back pain is one of the top conditions people associate with chiropractors and there’s probably a good reason for that. Chiropractic care takes a unique approach to back pain that isn’t about back surgery or prescription pain medication. Whether you have a new back injury or have residual pain after a failed back surgery, a chiropractor can offer relief through adjustments which aim to relieve pressure from nerves. At Oakland Spine & Physical Therapy, we also use advanced treatment options as part of our Butler Spine Program, which uses non-surgical spinal decompression alternatives to help with chronic back pain issues.
Neck Pain is Starting to Get More Frequent
We all get occasional neck pain from sleeping the wrong way or an extra-stressful day at work. But, if neck pain becomes a regular part of your daily life, it’s time to seek relief with the help of an experienced chiropractor. Neck pain can often lead to tension headaches so it’s important to find a solution. Many times neck pain is the result of poor posture that’s caused by a misalignment of the spine. An alignment from a skilled chiropractor can put you back in balance and help your pain to subside.
You’ve Noticed a Tingling Sensation In Your Hands or Feet
A tingling or “pins and needles” sensation can be caused by a compression or misalignment that puts pressure on nerves. Carpal tunnel, for instance, can be caused by a misalignment in the arms, while such sensations in the legs and feet could be the result of a spinal misalignment. By seeking the help of a chiropractor, you can receive an alignment which targets the specific area affected by these sensations. Patients with neuropathy, which is often characterized by tingling sensations in the extremities should also seek the opinion of a chiropractor, who can supplement the care they are receiving from their primary care physician or neurologist.
Headaches are Interfering with Your Life
When we have a headache, the first thing most of us do is reach for some pain medicine. But if you have frequent headaches or suffer from migraines, this over-the-counter medication might not be enough to get you back to a pain-free day. Headaches can ruin your day and cause you to miss work or ruin a day with the ones you love. Did you know that chiropractic care has been shown to be more beneficial to headache relief than these popular pain pills?
You’re Tired All the Time
Fatigue can have many causes but one of the underlying causes can be chronic pain or discomfort, which drains your body of energy while attempting to manage this imbalance. While the medical community is still searching for an underlying cause of chronic fatigue syndrome, chiropractic care takes a drug-free approach to managing its symptoms. Even after a single alignment, many patients report feeling refreshed and revitalized, with more energy and focus.
Frequently Taking Medicine for Pain
The cumulative effects of taking acetaminophen are now widely known. Over time, this seemingly harmless drug can cause liver damage which can be life-threatening. At Oakland Spine & Physical Therapy, we often meet first time patients who thought regularly taking pain medication was the only way to make it through the day. Thankfully, we were able to show them a better way that didn’t involve harmful drugs. Chiropractors work to solve the underlying cause of your pain, so you don’t have to continually seek band-aid treatments that don’t address the cause of your discomfort.
You’ve Been Injured in a Car Accident
From whiplash to pinched nerves, car accidents can cause trauma to your body that doesn’t simply heal on its own. That’s why it’s important to be seen by a chiropractor as soon as possible. While it’s a good idea to get checked out by an emergency healthcare provider if you’ve been involved in an accident, to make sure there are no life-threatening injuries, a chiropractor complements this urgent care by helping you get back into proper alignment.
Stress is Starting to Affect Your Body
Many of us hold our nerves and anxiety in our bodies. This can result in tight muscles and joints and ultimately discomfort. In addition, sometimes our bodies being out of alignment can cause us to not deal with stressful situations effectively. That’s why chiropractic care can both help release the stress the body is holding, while aligning it so that you feel more resilient and refreshed.
You Can’t Sleep
Insomnia is a very common issue in today’s fast paced, high stress world. Not getting quality sleep not only affects your productivity and mood, but it can also have a negative impact on your overall health and longevity. Many times pain can be a contributing factor to keeping you up at night. A chiropractor can not only address your pain points, but also provide guidance on leading a lifestyle that prioritizes restful sleep.
You Experience Joint Pain and Stiffness
Some people chalk up stiff joints as an inevitable part of getting older, but the good news is you can enjoy healthy joints at any age. Whether you have tennis or golf elbow, tendonitis, or other chronic pain conditions, chiropractic care can offer a solution to persistent pain that doesn’t seem to have a cure. Don’t let joint issues get in the way of living the life you want and doing the things you enjoy the most.
If you live in the North Jersey region, Oakland Spine & Physical Therapy is close by and ready to help with these common complaints. But it’s not just these frequently seen issues, our expert staff is also trained and educated in helping patients with conditions ranging from carpal tunnel syndrome to fibromyalgia, and asthma. With convenient North Jersey locations in Oakland, Wayne, Fair Lawn, and Closter, New Jersey, we make it easy to access care. Make an appointment today so you can get started on your journey toward healing.