How Do I Know If I Need a Chiropractic Adjustment?

Recognizing to our bodies nuanced cues may signal when it is time for care

Recognizing the appropriate time to seek a chiropractic adjustment requires paying attention to the nuanced cues our bodies offer. While pain is often a tell-tale sign, there are other indicators that may signal the necessity for chiropractic attention. 

Take note of these crucial factors:

Persistent Pain

If you're experiencing persistent pain in your joints, back, neck, or muscles, it could be a sign that your musculoskeletal system is out of alignment.

Limited Range of Motion

Difficulty moving a joint through its full range of motion can point to joint restrictions or misalignments.

Headaches and Migraines

Frequent headaches or migraines may be related to tension in the neck and spine, making chiropractic adjustments a potential solution.

Posture Problems

Poor posture, often caused by prolonged sitting or incorrect ergonomics, can lead to spinal misalignments that chiropractic care can address.

Muscle Stiffness

If your muscles feel constantly tense or stiff, it might be due to spinal misalignments affecting nerve signals.

Numbness or Tingling

Sensations of numbness, tingling, or "pins and needles" can indicate nerve compression, which chiropractic adjustments may alleviate.

Injury or Trauma

After an accident or injury, even seemingly minor ones, seeking chiropractic care can help prevent long-term complications.

Recurrent Joint Discomfort

Frequent joint discomfort, like in the shoulders, hips, or knees, can stem from misalignments that require attention.


The physical changes during pregnancy can lead to spinal misalignments and discomfort, making chiropractic care beneficial for expectant mothers.

Stress and Tension

Emotional stress often manifests physically, leading to muscle tension and pain that chiropractic adjustments can help alleviate.

Sports or Physical Activities

Engaging in sports or physically demanding activities can put a strain on the body, leading to misalignments that need correction.

Maintenance of Overall Health

Many individuals use chiropractic care as a preventive measure to maintain their overall health and well-being.