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How do you know if you need a chiropractic adjustment?

I am a 38 year old male and I have neck pain. How do you know if you need a chiropractic adjustment?

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If you are having neck pain, you should get it checked out. If you see a chiropractor, he or she should take a thorough history and do a good examination to determine why you have neck pain. Once the reason is established, the appropriate recommendations can be made.
Chiropractic is beneficial for most cases of neck pain. Usually, neck pain is musculoskeletal in origin. Chiropractors use many different types of treatment. Most are similar to physical therapy such as stretching, mobilizing and strengthening affected areas. However, manipulation is the most effective treatment in most cases of mechanical neck pain. If one or more of the joints in the neck is slightly misaligned or not moving in a normal motion pattern, pain can result. Manipulation is a great remedy. SHORT ANSWER: If you have neck pain, chiropractic treatment is very effective.
Thank you for reaching out. You have to get a through examination to determine if the issue can be resolved with chiropractic adjustment or if you need to be referred out to a different specialist.
Check your posture
Pain is controlled in the brain and chiropractic heals pain by balancing brain function with adjustments. My point is, if you’re experiencing pain, then there’s a disconnect between the brain and that part of the body, some sort of blockage in the communication. Chiropractic is meant to relieve any blockages in the communication so that your pain will heal, among other things.
Pain is a symptom not a condition. Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) are licensed doctors who do diagnosis and either performs and/or recommends treatment. That includes all areas of the neuromuscular system. The question is what is causing the problem with the area and that requires diagnosis. Diagnosis can't be done without an examination. If the cause is appropriate and responsive to conservative care then Chiropractic care with its many therapeutic treatments is important and appropriate. Even if the problem has a permanent and/or structural component the treatments may still help, but may not totally eliminate the underlying cause. Don't wait to have the examination, as the sooner the problems is detected and treated the better.
Joint pain is a good indicator that Chiropractic care is needed. Restricted range of motion, headaches, and muscle tightness are also common issues Chiropractic addresses.
Here are just a few signs that you could benefit from chiropractic care.
Muscle/Joint Pain. As one of the major symptoms of musculoskeletal misalignment, this sign should never be ignored. ...
Back Pain. Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. ...
Stiffness. ...