Well the obvious answer is you should always see a chiropractor, but I will get to that in a minute. First and foremost if you are having a pain symptom it is time to stop in and get evaluated and treated. Even if chiropractic care is not right for you, Dr. Myers will refer you for the right treatment so you can improve your pain and get back to life. Most patients that present to my office have neck pain, headaches, upper back pain, muscle spasms, trigger points, arm pain, low back pain, sciatica, numbness or tingling… Those are the classic musculoskeletal conditions I treat.
The second set of patients that should consult a chiropractor are patients that have undergone other forms of treatment and have not responded and are still have symptoms. Other treatments such as physical therapy, pain injections, acupuncture and massage therapy. All too often I find that chiropractic care is a patients last resort, sometimes even after surgery!
The third group of people are what we like to call wellness care. These patients stop in every 2-8 weeks for a “tune up.” They want to keep their body working properly so they don’t have any of the aches and pains. Much like your dentist will tell you to brush your teeth (do home stretching in the chiropractic world), floss your teeth (exercise regularly for me) and get a cleaning at least twice a year (get adjusted about once a month for chiropractic patients).
Adjustments are quick, easy and painless. Most appointments last about 20 minutes!