Chronic back pain can overshadow other symptoms of ill health. So it’s important that you’re familiar with some of the subtle signs that could be trying to tell you it’s time for a check up.
Tiredness or Fatigue
Do you go to bed at a reasonable hour, get a full eight hours sleep yet still find it a chore to drag yourself out of bed in the morning? Do you need to get your frequent caffeine hits just to stop your eyes from closing at your desk? If this sounds familiar, then get your fatigue checked out.
Your skin is bad
Your skin is your biggest detoxifying organ, and so it can tell you a lot about your health. According to our Fareham chiropractor, acne, a rash, or dry skin can be a red flag of an underlying health problem. Quite often, there’s a simple explanation for bad skin, such as burning the candle at both ends or not drinking enough water. On the other hand, your skin issues could be an indicator that you have undiagnosed allergies or food intolerances.
Noticed that you’re struggling to reach that high shelf that you used to be able to do with ease? Are your trousers brushing the floor when they used to fit perfectly?
If you’re getting shorter, your gel-like discs between your spinal vertebrae could be drying up. This naturally occurs with age, but the process can be prevented or slowed through regular activity.
Shrinking can also be a sign of osteoporosis. This condition, which causes weak and brittle bones, is often also associated with age.
Your Lips are Chapped
Chapped lips are not just an annoying eyesore; they can also be a sign of an underlying health problem.
If there’s no obvious reason for your cracked, flaky lips (like spending time in the cold or windy weather), the problem could be down to dehydration or malnutrition.
Remember that being aware of small changes in your body can prompt you into paying attention to potential health problems.
The advice from our Fareham chiropractor is, if in doubt, check it out!