For nearly a decade, Shawn Hanson has served as a chiropractor at Tarpon Total Health Care in Tarpon Springs, Florida. In this capacity, he provides chiropractic adjustments and treatments for problems in the shoulders, hips, back, hands, and many other joints. Tarpon Springs’ Shawn Hanson began his current position after graduating magna cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic.
Chiropractic medicine helps relieve pain and many other symptoms following an injury, but you may be unsure of the need to visit a chiropractor if you haven’t experienced a major problem. Below are a few signs that it may be time for you to consult a chiropractor.
– Chronic joint and muscle pain. If you are experiencing chronic pain that seems to be unaffected by over-the-counter medications, you may find some relief at a chiropractor’s office. Chiropractors treat musculoskeletal problems without the use of surgery or drugs and can realign areas of the body to keep them moving and functioning smoothly.
– Sharp leg pains. Pinched nerves or slipped discs frequently result in a sharp pain or tingling sensation down the leg. However, this problem can also result from a compressed nerve. Assuming traditional treatments have been unsuccessful, a chiropractic spinal adjustment can reduce pressure on the affected nerve and, thus, reduce the pain you experience.
– Sedentary job. Many individuals spend their workday in a sedentary position. Sitting still for multiple hours a day can weaken your muscles and cause your discs and bones to shift. A chiropractor can ensure your body stays aligned properly and reduce your risk of suffering from an overuse injury.