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What Are Five Signs You Need to See Your Chiropractor?

Chiropractic care is an essential part of maintaining your health, particularly when it comes to your spine and nervous system.

While many people think to visit a chiropractor only after suffering an injury or when experiencing severe pain, there are subtler signs that suggest a chiropractic visit might be due.

At Hughes Chiropractic & Massage, we believe in the importance of preventative care and addressing small issues before they become major problems.

Persistent Back or Neck Pain

One of the most obvious signs that you need to see a chiropractor is ongoing back or neck pain.

This type of discomfort can arise from a variety of sources, such as poor posture, a sedentary lifestyle, or even repetitive stress.

If your pain persists for more than a week or if it interferes with your daily activities, it’s a clear signal that your body needs professional attention.

Chiropractic adjustments can help realign your spine and alleviate the pressure that is causing the pain.

Joint or Muscle Pain

If you’re experiencing pain in your joints or muscles that isn’t resolved with standard home care, such as rest, ice, or over-the-counter pain relievers, it may be due to musculoskeletal alignment issues.

Chiropractors are trained to ensure your body is functioning as optimally as possible by using spinal manipulations to relieve pain in your joints and muscles.

These adjustments will increase blood flow and nerve conductivity to the joints and muscles experiencing discomfort.


Frequent headaches can be caused by a multitude of factors, including malalignment in the neck or spine, dehydration, malnutrition, or oxygen deprivation. Chiropractic adjustments can improve blood flow, which can help alleviate the frequency and intensity of headaches.

Your chiropractor can offer advice on proper posture, ergonomics, and exercises that can help prevent headaches.

Limited Range of Motion

If you notice that your arms or legs aren’t as flexible as they used to be, or if your neck doesn’t turn as far in one direction or the other, this is a significant sign that you should see a chiropractor.

Adjustments can realign bones and joints, relieving pain and increasing the body’s range of motion.

Having a full range of motion can improve your body’s performance and functionality.

Recent Accident or Injury

If you’ve recently been involved in any kind of accident—such as a car accident, a sports injury, or a slip and fall—you should consider visiting a chiropractor, even if you’re not currently in pain.

Some injuries are not immediately apparent, and chiropractic care can help manage the long-term effects of such incidents before they turn into chronic pain or other long-lasting issues.

Regular visits to a chiropractor not only help correct underlying problems but also offer a form of preventative care that can reduce the risk of future injuries and pain episodes.

At Hughes Chiropractic & Massage, we’re dedicated to helping our patients lead pain-free, healthy lives by providing comprehensive chiropractic care that addresses not just symptoms, but the underlying causes of discomfort.

Remember, taking care of your spine is taking care of your health.

If you are looking for a chiropractor in Renton, WA call Hughes Chiropractic & Massage today at (425) 728-2520 to schedule an appointment.

How Do Our Patients Feel About Us?
  • "I absolutely love getting adjusted by Dr. Hughes!!! The relief I feel instantly afterwards is incredible! Dr. Hughes is so caring and thoughtful, I really appreciate her, and her ability to ease my back and neck pain. The staff is always so nice, helpful and welcoming! Also, Jeannie Anderst, is really great at massages, I appreciate her help and kindness."

    - Sharon R.
  • "I’m so glad I chose Dr. Hughes for treatment. I felt better immediately and she is very good at what she does. We agreed to a modest treatment plan and there never any pressure to add anything unnecessary. Great experience."

    - Tim F.
  • "Dr. Hughes has helped me immensely with my pain and range of motion. I never though it would be possible to go about my day without some occurrence of neck or back pain and I’m happy to say that is not true!! I referred my sister and I would refer anyone else out there in need of a chiropractor!"

    - Annelise Z.
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