Why Chiropractic Care is a Preventative Health Option
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!”
Why would anyone take the attitude – “I’ll wait and see if anything happens”, especially when it comes to their health. It seems that preventing something or getting an early diagnosis would be the preferable plan of action. Not only is prevention a lot less painful, but it is less expensive in the long run.
Various types of preventative care are:
- Physical exams
- Lab work
- Various health screenings
- Regular chiropractic care
Many people don’t include chiropractic care in the category of preventative health options, but it is, and here’s why…
Chiropractic care can be broken down into 2 categories:
- Acute – This is when your chiropractor will treat you because you are currently experiencing musculoskeletal pain.
- Preventative – Also referred to as maintenance care. This is care that is scheduled periodically, similar to dental cleanings or health physicals.
Part of the reason that preventative chiropractic care is so important, is because people often neglect the body’s structural system, which includes, the spinal column, bones, ligaments, muscles and tendons. As we age (but not limited to aging), it is shown that the most common cause of disability in people over 50 years old relates to a spinal disorder, an unhealthy spine, which typically results in back and neck pain.
Rather than having regular chiropractic treatments, that keep the back in alignment, people wait until their “back goes out” before seeking treatment…it”s more painful and more expensive to correct.
When the spine is out of alignment, other conditions (which could be prevented or relieved through chiropractic adjustment) can cause you pain and discomfort.
- numbness and/or tingling in feet and hands
Chiropractic care is all about wellness…
Keep in mind, just because you’re not experiencing pain at the moment, doesn’t mean everything is all right, your spine could be out of alignment or your joints inflamed, pain could be on it’s way.
Periodic adjustments can not only keep your spine in good alignment, but will also help you keep or increase range of motion or mobility, which improves your quality of life as well as increases your body’s ability to heal itself, which in most cases, it is supposed to do.
My goal is to help you eliminate and prevent pain and discomfort. If you are experiencing back or neck pain, or you are interested in prevention of pain, Contact me for a Complimentary Consultation.
Let’s keep you doing what you love to do.