Should You See a Chiropractor Preventatively?
People come in to see our chiropractic team for a variety of reasons: sports and auto injuries, herniated discs, sciatica and arthritis to name a few. But what are the benefits of seeing a chiropractor before symptoms begin? Is it wise to see a chiropractor as a preventative measure?
In short — absolutely.
Preventative chiropractic care is an effective way to keep unwanted conditions at bay and prevent pain. Instead of simply reacting to symptoms, you are taking a proactive approach to a healthy lifestyle. We’re going to look at some of the top reasons why you should see a chiropractor preventatively.
Stop the cycle of pain
Pain is often the last symptom to presents itself when there is a problem with your body. Many times, people won’t see a chiropractor until they feel something is wrong. Once the pain is treated, they stop seeing the chiropractor until the pain resurfaces.
The result? An endless cycle that fails to address the underlying issue. Seeing a chiropractor before the pain even starts can help address any issues before you start to feel adverse symptoms.
Think of it this way — if you have a flat tire, you’re not going to keep putting air into it every time it gets flat again. You’re going to address your core need: a new tire. In the same way, our team at Advanced Wellness treats the source of your symptoms before it turns into anything worse.
Address minor concerns before they get worse
Many patients come to us complaining that they suffer from “normal headaches” or normal pain.” However, no pain is ever normal! Each headache or pain you feel is the direct result of an underlying problem.
When you see a chiropractor, he or she will address that problem before it leads to something much bigger. They will check abnormalities in your biomechanics and posture. Then, your chiropractor will work with you to correct any issues on the front end.
Improve your overall health
In addition to addressing issues with posture or biomechanics, seeing a chiropractor has also been shown to improve overall health. Spinal adjustments help your nervous system run optimally.
Because the nervous system is connected to all functions of the body, this can lead to improvements with your sleep, immune system and digestion.
Be proactive with preventative chiropractic care
While you may already practice good spinal health habits, it’s always wise to see a professional regularly. Seeing a chiropractor preventatively is much like going to the dentist twice a year for a cleaning and check-up.
You may be aware of the proper lifting techniques and exercises you should do, but you still need that professional consultation to make sure everything is in check. By seeing a chiropractor preventatively, you’ll be on the front-end of your health.
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