Why do I need treatment when my back doesn't hurt anymore?
We get yearly physicals, yearly teeth cleanings, and yearly auto inspections. We do it to prevent small problems from becoming big ones. In the same way, we can prevent problems from starting by getting regular spinal check-ups.
How often do I need a check-up?
Once normal motion and alignment have been restored, a check-up every 6-8 weeks is ideal. A lot can happen to the spine in this period of time.
What can I do at home?
Between appointments, a commitment to a healthy regimen—a varied and healthy diet, regular exercise, good posture and sleeping habits as well as some individualized exercises—will reap exceptional benefits for your current health. It also represents an investment in a long life and in preventing a recurrence of back pain.
What if I don’t come regularly?
You may not have any symptoms for years. People who are diagnosed with cancer or heart disease may have no symptoms for years, and then are surprised to learn that their condition could have been prevented years earlier with a healthier lifestyle. Symptoms are the last sign of illness to become apparent.
Why is it so important?
Our spine is integral to all we do. It communicates with every cell in our bodies. Thus, a healthy spine allows for a healthy body. Posture, organ function, breathing, flexibility, and our quality of life are all affected by the health of our spine. That is why back pain can be so disabling.
Getting regular spinal check-ups is a small investment which pays great dividends.
Don't chiropractors make you keep coming back forever?
As you progress in treatment, your need for care will decrease. Eventually, a visit every 6-8 weeks is a good idea. Most patients find that they actually need less treatment during the year on this type of schedule. This option is available to you once your treatment is completed.
Remember . . .
Lack of Pain does not equal a cure.
Chiropractic emphasizes wellness, not symptoms.
Future visits are minimized by preventing injury and staying healthy.
Our goal: To minimize pain and maximize function!
"The Doctor of the Future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and, in the cause and prevention of disease." ~ Thomas A. Edison
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