6 Reasons To Continue Chiropractic Care
49 year-old cervical spine in the advance stages of subluxation degeneration.
75 year-old normal cervical spine after over 20 years of regular chiropractic check-ups.
CONTINUE YOUR PROGRESS
Research suggests ligaments and muscles that support your spine take longer to heal than indicated by how you feel. Your body continues to heal these soft tissues after your symptoms are gone. Continuing with wellness chiropractic care encourages more complete healing. This helps assure a lasting recovery.
PREVENT A RELAPSE
Before obvious symptoms provided a warning, your body adapted to the soft tissue damage caused by improper spinal function. Without continued chiropractic care, muscles and connective tissue are predisposed to assume unhealthy patterns. Rehabilitative care continues to retrain and strengthen your spine to help avoid a relapse.
AVOID FUTURE PROBLEMS
Long periods of sitting, financial worries, toxic environments, and many everyday activities can stress your spine. Even the slightest trauma can cause interference to your nervous system and compromise optimum health. Maintenance care can help keep you healthy and avoid small problems from becoming big ones.
Besides keeping you at your best, continuing your care can save money. Just as brushing and flossing your teeth can prevent expensive dental work, regular chiropractic check-ups help avoid the expense of having to correct preventable problems.
Continue your chiropractic care so you can enjoy life to the fullest. Your doctor will recommend a schedule of preventive care visits based on his or her clinical experience. Most patients who enjoy a chiropractic lifestyle report they have more energy and feel better.
CONTINUE TO LEARN
Proper spinal hygiene is new for most people. Ask questions. Get involved. Learn how to become an active partner in the recovery of your health. Make sure you fully understand the role of your spine and nervous system in the maintenance of good health - your most valuable possession.
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