Symptoms are a sign that something is damaged or dysfunctional. When it comes to neck and lower back problems, the root cause of symptoms is often the result of joint misalignment. Spinal misalignment is caused by either trauma or our very sedentary lives (sitting, driving, and using technology). Generally, trauma will cause immediate symptoms – pain, numbness, tingling, stiffness, or tightness. But if you have no symptoms, are you healthy? Sedentary causes of misalignment (like sitting) can take months or years for symptoms to develop. The damage slowly accumulates and eventually causes symptoms, which can lead to more chronic health concerns. Don’t allow your symptoms (or lack thereof) catch you off guard. Get your spine checked by a chiropractor today.