Once you start going to a chiropractor, you have to keep going for the rest of your life. This statement comes up frequently when the topic of chiropractic is discussed. It is only partially true. You only have to continue going to the chiropractor as long as you wish to maintain the health of your neuro-musculoskeletal system. Going to a chiropractor is much like going to the dentist, exercising at a gym, or eating a healthy diet: As long as you keep it up, you continue to enjoy the benefits. The only difference is you can get false teeth, but you only have one spine. So therefore you must protect it, take care of it and it will take care of you.
Many years ago, dentists convinced everyone that the best time to go to the dentist is before your teeth hurt and that routine dental care will help your teeth remain healthy for a long time. The same is true of chiropractic care for your spine. It is important to remember that, just like your teeth, your spine experiences normal wear and tear as you walk, drive, sit, lift, sleep, and bend. And yes, it is easier to prevent disease and or sickness as opposed to waiting until you are in pain and sick. An ounce of prevention is a pound of cure.
Routine chiropractic care can help you feel better, move with more freedom, and stay healthier throughout your lifetime. Although you can enjoy the benefits of chiropractic care even if you receive care for a short time, the real benefits come into play when you make chiropractic care a part of your wellness lifestyle. Personally my family and I get adjusted or at least checked weekly; not because we have an ache or pain but because we want to stay healthy and allow our bodies to function at 100%. Would you agree that you live your life through your nervous system? Example: your nervous system controls all of your senses… I don’t know about you but I want to see, taste and experience life to the fullest. Regular chiropractic care, rest, exercise, and proper nutrition allows me to do just that.