Do you suffer from pain in the neck or back? Do you have uncomfortable episodes of pain or even numbness in your wrist? Do you get regular headaches for seemingly no reason? Were you recently in a car accident and have been suffering from pain as a result? If any of these sound familiar and you have not yet seen a chiropractor, this post is for you.

Here at Current Chiropractic in Valrico, Florida, we specialize in upper cervical chiropractic care. Unlike other practitioners here in Hillsborough, our approach to chiropractic treatment is a little different. Traditional chiropractic care can address underlying issues related to the spine, but upper cervical chiropractic care focuses on delicate manipulations to address issues existing in the alignment of the head and back.

These are issues that affect far too many of us and ones that too many people tend to try to ignore. Unfortunately, ignoring these problems can lead to a host of additional symptoms including chronic neck and back pain, vertigo, anxiety, insomnia and much more. If you have never spoken with a chiropractor before and you are suffering from some of the issues described above, please consider coming in for a consultation in Valrico. There is no pressure to commit to a treatment plan and it is complementary.

Here are some of the top reasons that our patients have come into our chiropractic office

 1. Back Pain and Poor Posture

This is certainly one of the most common reasons that people end up seeing a chiropractor. As specialists in upper cervical chiropractic care, our doctors are adept at treating back pain and improving poor posture.

Chiropractors are well known for their ability to combat chronic back pain and their underlying issues. For far too long, chiropractic care was considered a last resort when it came to handling back pain, but recent clinical studies have shown that chiropractic care can be an effective way to manage these chronic symptoms.

At Current Chiropractic, we are a neurostructurally-oriented healthcare center. What does this mean exactly? Our chiropractors aim to address the underlying structural shifts in the spine. By addressing these foundational abnormalities, we are able to set the body on a path to self healing. Chronic back aches can resolve naturally when the spine has been properly corrected and stabilized.

 2. Neck Pain

Similar to chronic back pain, a lot of the problems that people have with neck pain are due to poor posture. With so many people spending so much time staring at computer screens during work and at home, poor posture has become an all too common problem.

While you may be turning to that bottle of OTC pain reliever when your neck starts aching at the end of the day, more people in Valrico are discovering that there is a different way to treat these symptoms. Chiropractic care combined with light exercise is the most effective way to treat discomfort in the cervical spine.

If you are suffering from neck pain, soreness, or a limited range of motion in the neck, we encourage you to come in for a chiropractic consultation at our office in Valrico. As upper cervical chiropractic specialists, we have helped many patients who were suffering from neck pain and migraines.

3. Migraines and Frequent Headaches

More than 35 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches due to neurological issues, sinus problems, tension and other factors. If you’ve ever experienced a migraine before, you know that the symptoms can leave you bedridden for hours or even days. Many people who suffer from regular chronic headaches and migraines turn to potent painkillers in order to maintain their normal lifestyle. However, not many people realize that chiropractic care can help reduce the number of headaches and their severity.

At Current Chiropractic, we have worked with many patients who have suffered from chronic migraines. The key to reducing the number of headaches that our patients suffer from is relieving nerve pressure caused by structural issues within the spine, poor posture, or neck and spine injuries.

If you are tired of relying on medications in order to make it through the week headache free, consider seeing a chiropractor. More specifically, an upper cervical chiropractic specialist.

4. Injuries Resulting From a Car Accident

If you’ve been in a bad car accident, then you might be referred to a local chiropractor. The trauma inflicted on the body in an auto accident can be severe, leading to a variety of soft tissue injuries that are difficult to treat. If you have sustained significant whiplash or other injuries to the neck or back, a chiropractor can help treat your symptoms and prevent further complications from developing in the future.

If you have been in a car accident in Hillsborough county, we urge you to consider coming in for a consultation at our office in Valrico. There are several benefits to working with a chiropractor following this type of trauma:

  • A chiropractor can address the multitude of symptoms that can result from whiplash.
  • Working with a chiropractor can help reduce the amount of inflammation that the body sustains following this type of trauma.
  • You’ll be receiving a non-invasive form of treatment that is capable of realigning the spine, reducing pain, and promoting healing.
  • Chiropractic adjustments will help mobilize your spine and restore your body’s proper range of motion. Again, this type of treatment will help promote better overall healing within the body.
  • Working with a chiropractor will not only help relieve pain in the neck, back, or other areas directly affected by the accident, but it can also help relieve pain throughout the entire body.
  • Seeing a chiropractor can also help with your insurance claim if the accident was caused by negligence or recklessness on the part of another driver. If you are working with our chiropractors here in Valrico, they will keep a detailed record of all your injuries and write a report that can be submitted to your attorney or insurance carrier.

5. Poor Sleep Quality

Stress and underlying pain keep many people from enjoying the type of sleep quality they need to be effective in their lives. Poor sleep quality, in addition to leaving you tired during the day, can also lead to or exacerbate some of the other symptoms that we’ve described in this post. Chiropractic therapy can be extremely beneficial in helping to improve your overall sleep quality.

Both acute and chronic pain are common reasons for people’s insomnia. If you are living with a medical condition like fibromyalgia for instance, the widespread chronic pain can make it extremely difficult to get any sleep. Through targeted manipulations of the spine and reducing body-wide pain, chiropractic care can help you sleep better.

While you might not hear many people listing poor sleep quality as the reason they started seeing a chiropractor, many of our patients are thrilled that this is one of the “side effects” of their treatment.

6. Stress

In the modern world, stress has unfortunately become far too common. It’s a significant issue that can exacerbate many other problems that you are facing in your life. Did you know that chiropractic care can help reduce stress? Similar to a day at the spa, chiropractic treatment not only leaves you feeling better physically, but also gets you feeling better emotionally.

If you or someone you know is struggling with a large amount of stress in their life, please feel free to set up a complimentary consultation with our doctors here in Valrico. We can work with them in order to develop a specific treatment plan that will help relieve their stress and overall levels of discomfort, and we will not stop until all our patients have received the kind of treatment they deserve.

7. Poor Immune System

Here’s another reason to see a chiropractor that might come as a surprise to you. Studies have shown that chiropractic therapy can help boost your immune system. As specialists in upper cervical chiropractic treatment, we work to improve the health of our patient’s nervous systems. Doing this allows the immune system to become much stronger. A spine that is in proper alignment leads to a boost in other vital body systems as well!

If you would like to learn more about this, we recommend that you check out this series of clinical studies that were published by the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. This intriguing research showed that several types of immune system cells showed increased biological activity following chiropractic adjustments.

8. Dependence on Medication

Do you rely on pain relief medication in order to make it through the average day? Then we highly urge you to consider seeing a chiropractor. While these medications can be effective in reducing symptoms, they do not address the source of the pain and can lead to significant side effects for people who have become dependent on them.

Working with the chiropractor means that you will be addressing the root of your pain problems. You are living with a medical condition that causes chronic pain, such as fibromyalgia or even carpal tunnel syndrome. Our doctors can develop a treatment plan that will be much more effective for managing your condition long-term. Relying on pain medication is just not a healthy choice for your body.


As you can see, there are many reasons to consider working with a chiropractor. If you have been struggling with chronic pain and have not been happy with the results you gotten from more traditional medical treatments, we do hope that you will consider a consultation with Current Chiropractic in Valrico.

We also hope that this post showed you that you don’t need to have a significant injury or chronic pain in order to schedule a visit with a chiropractor. Benefits like improved health and a stronger immune system make working with a chiropractor a viable option for anyone. Remember that our initial consultation is complimentary and we’d be happy to answer any questions you have.