5 Signs of Spinal Misalignment

When the spine is in proper alignment the body forms an almost straight line from the head and shoulders to the feet. Proper alignment is more than just having a good posture—it can help prevent pain. 

Spinal misalignment can impair the range of motion and cause other health issues. It can harm an individual’s quality of life. Knowing that your spine is misaligned is the first step in finding relief. Below are some signs of spinal misalignment.

Frequent or Chronic Headaches


Do you live a relatively healthy lifestyle, eating, sleeping, and exercising right, yet you suffer from chronic headaches? If so, you could be suffering from spinal misalignment. Poor alignment can stress the muscles at the base of the skull.

Muscle pressure can cause migraines or frequent headaches. A chiropractic adjustment can help alleviate the pain, reduce muscle tension, and ease headaches.

Excessive Fatigue or Frequent Illness


If you experience excessive fatigue or frequent illness, it could be due to a misaligned spine. Misalignment can disrupt the signals passing through the spinal cord and affect the health of the entire body. Fixing the misalignment can enhance the immune system, improve sleep, and increase overall health.

Joint Stiffness and Pain


Spinal misalignment can put pressure on nerves and muscles. It can cause them to become stiff and painful. Areas often affected include the knees, hips, back, and neck. The soft tissue around the joints can become inflamed, leading to discomfort. 

Prolonged wear and tear on the joints can result in the need for surgery. Chiropractic therapy can help ease stress. The chiropractor can detect and treat the root cause of the pain.

Limbs Tingling or Numbness


A misaligned spine can cause the nerves to be pinched or compressed, causing tingling or numbness. This is normal and temporary if you experience the sensation after falling asleep on your arm or sitting cross-legged. 

If the sensation is frequent and for no apparent reason, it may be due to poor spinal alignment. A chiropractic adjustment can help correct poor posture and ease the pressure on the nerves. It alleviates the tingling and numbness.

Uneven Shoe or Sole Wear


If one shoe or sole wears out faster than the other, it could be due to spinal misalignment. Uneven wear occurs due to more pressure placed on one leg. If the spine is misaligned, the hips can be pulled into the wrong position, causing irregular movement. It causes one shoe to wear out faster. The uneven gait or walking pattern can also affect the leg and foot bones and muscles, causing injuries. A chiropractor can help diagnose and treat the problem. 

Other signs can indicate that you have a spinal misalignment. They include chronic back pain, limited neck movement, pain when taking deep breaths, and neck and back stiffness. It may be due to spinal misalignment if you suffer from aches and pain throughout the body. Visit a chiropractor for diagnosis and treatment. 

For more on signs of spinal misalignment, visit Integral Chiropractic at our Foster City, California, office. Call (650) 212-1414 today to schedule an appointment.

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