Let’s be honest.

Not every injury requires a medical professional’s attention.

Not every pain is necessary for you to see a doctor or get a back adjustment from a chiropractor. In fact, some pains are only temporary and your body can help to heal itself. 

However, there are some clear signs for when you SHOULD go see a doctor to get the help you need. Read below for 5 clear signs for when you should go see a Tulsa chiropractor! 

1.When your pain keeps you from performing normal tasks.

Whether it is picking up the laundry, walking your pet, or doing the dishes, if some kind of back pain keeps you from doing normal activities around the house or work, then you should see a chiropractor immediately. 

2. When your back or neck pain keeps you from relaxing.

If you are not able to rest, sit, or sleep without experiencing pain, then you seek medical help immediately. Sleep is one of the most important requirements for healing the body. If getting a good night’s sleep is not possible, then you should seek help. Additionally, if your job requires a lot of sitting behind a desk and your pain is substantial while sitting, schedule a chiropractic appointment immediately.  

3. If you experience “red-flag” symptoms. 

Red flag symptoms reveal deep issues in the body. Examples include: headaches, fever, unexplained sleepiness, nausea and vomitting. If you experience any of these symptoms without a known cause, seek medical help immediately. 

4. When you have muscle spasms or swelling.

Muscle spasms can be caused by muscle fatigue, malfunctioning nerves, vitamin or mineral deficiency. They could also be caused by improper stretching, sitting, or standing. Massage therapy, acupuncture, and other therapies can help to relax the muscles and relieve pain. Swelling is also a sign of muscles that have been torn or discs that are out of place.

5. When your pain keeps you from being healthy and active. 

If your pain limits your ability to run, walk, or exercise, then you should seek out a chiropractor right away. A chiropractor can help you to avoid further injury and also help you heal from overused muscles. A chiropractor can also help you to prevent deeper issues that can occur from further action or exercise such as slipped discs, pinched nerves, or muscle spasms. 

We offer FREE evaluations before treatment 

If you’re not sure whether you have been injured or if your pain requires therapy, we are happy to provide a free body evaluation at no cost before any treatments. We will examine your back, neck, shoulders, and help to identify the cause of your pain. 

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