I feel stable, should I keep getting adjusted?
The short answer is of course! Chiropractic adjustments are much more than just getting rid of pain. Whilst pain is what gets most people through our door, it is usually not the greatest issue. Pain in itself can be addressed with other modalities that may not be quite as effective as seeing a professional but will work for the short term.
When I set out with my patient on a journey of chiropractic care we talk about the reason “why” they decided to start care. Whilst pain is a big one for most, the pain feeling is not the problem as is the inability to function, think and move to do the things that are most important to them. That is what gets me excited about how chiropractic can add to each person’s life…by optimizing their function and increasing their wellness.
“Wellness did you say?” Yes, wellness! Because in addition to getting rid of musculoskeletal pain via correcting posture, what happens in addition to that is much more amazing. When we stand straighter without interferences along our spine, information from our brain to the rest of our body and organs travels better with a lot more clarity and less “fog”. As a result, organ function improves. As does hormonal changes, breathing capacity, our focus and confidence in our thoughts. (See my pervious blog on how this works)
Chiropractic can be experienced and used as part of your regular wellness lifestyle. Just like eating healthily, and exercising, maintaining proper spinal alignment is crucial to optimizing every other health journey you go on.
“What about maintenance Doc? What does that mean?”
Well, as long as we live and move we will twist and at times, cause joints to strain or lock in certain directions that are not necessarily painful at the time! They just happen, and if left as they are without a release, it can linger and create problems further down the track. So getting an adjustment as part of a maintenance schedule reduces the chance of that happening and allows you to continue to reap the benefits of your initial groundwork when you began chiropractic care.
So get our there and get well people! Tell your friends and family the positives you’ve felt in your own bodies from chiropractic and share the love. Take care of your spine today, and live optimally later.
Dr Aline Dahdah
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