Did you know that about 540 million people around the world have chronic back pain disorder? The constant pain comes from an array of reasons one of the most common being a misaligned spine. If a doctor finds and fixes the source of your chronic pain, it’ll be better to catch the problem early.
Don’t let a lousy back keep you from living your best life! Read on to learn more about some spine out-of-alignment issues and how to spot them.
1. Pain in the Back, Neck, or Shoulders
This can occur for a variety of reasons, including poor posture, injury, and stress. When your spine is out of alignment, it can put pressure on your nerves and cause inflammation. This can lead to pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion.
If you suspect that your spine is out of alignment, it is important to see a chiropractor or doctor for an evaluation. They can perform a series of tests to determine if your spine is out of alignment and develop a treatment plan to correct it.
2. Numbness or Tingling in the Extremities
In some cases, it may be due to pressure on the nerves that travel from the spine to the extremities. This pressure can be caused by herniated discs, bone spurs, or other conditions that narrow the space through which the nerves pass.
It may be due to poor circulation caused by compression of the blood vessels that supply blood to the extremities. This can be caused by the narrow spinal canal, which can lead to spinal stenosis.
Treatment for this condition depends on the underlying cause. If the cause is pressure on the nerves, treatment may involve decompressing the affected nerve with surgery.
If the cause is poor circulation, treatment may involve opening up the space around the compressed blood vessels with surgery.
3. Headaches and Fatigue
The causes of headaches are increased pressure on the blood vessels and nerves in the head and neck.
Fatigue is caused by the body’s inability to properly pump blood to the brain.
It is when the spine is out of alignment, it can also cause the body to feel weak and tired.
People who suffer from headaches and fatigue must see a chiropractor for treatment.
4. Difficulty Sleeping
That’s because of your spine misalignment, your body is not able to rest in its natural position. This can lead to pain and discomfort, which can make it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep. There are a few things you can do to help ease the pain and improve your sleep.
First, try sleeping on your back with a pillow under your knees. This will help keep your spine in alignment. If you’re a side sleeper, put a pillow between your knees to keep your hips aligned.
You can also try sleeping on your stomach with a pillow under your pelvis. This can help take the pressure off your spine.
If you’re having trouble sleeping, talk to your doctor. They may be able to recommend other treatments to help ease your pain and improve your sleep.
Avert Spine Out-of-Alignment
If you experience any of these spine out-of-alignment signs, it is important to see a chiropractor or other medical professional as soon as possible. Ignoring these signs can result in further damage to your spine and may lead to chronic pain or other health problems.
Keep reading our health and fitness blog for more guides on keeping and maintaining a healthy, strong, and flexible spine.