Many patients ask me if I get maintenance chiropractic adjustments. The short answer is ABSOLUTELY! Of course, I practice what I preach.
I get adjusted regularly, once or twice a week, depending on what’s going on. The next question I get is, “why do you get adjusted?” That one is not as easy of an answer so that I will explain.
Preventing issues – maintenance chiropractic in a nutshell
Most of the time, I get chiropractic adjustments for wellness or maintenance purposes. AKA prevention!!! It is easier to keep my spine healthy and functioning at a higher level than to wait until areas start to hurt. If things start to hurt, then something in my body is really off and angry. Instead, I would rather take the time to get adjusted weekly and make sure everything is better aligned to try and avoid major problems. Plus, it is pretty easy for me as I have Dr. Colin in the room next to me!
Maintenance chiropractic, also known as wellness chiropractic, is the idea of taking care of the spine proactively. Think about your teeth; you don’t start taking care of them when they start falling out, right? You (hopefully) brush, floss, mouthwash, etc., multiple times per day. This daily dental hygiene is to help prevent cavities and other tooth predicaments. Most people also go to the dentist numerous times a year for cleanings and checkups. All of this is to help avoid issues before they arise. We must do this as our teeth are consistently subject to stressors. These stressors include food, drinks, clenching, stress, etc., which, over time, wear the teeth down.
The same aspects are valid for the spine. The only problem is we don’t see our spine daily like we do our teeth (unless you are getting a lot of x-rays, which I highly do not recommend). And seriously, most of us really aren’t concerned with what our spine “looks like” like we do our teeth. The good news is our teeth can be replaced; the bad news is our spine cannot.
Your spine is extremely important.
In my opinion, the spine is much more vital than the teeth. The spine protects your spinal cord — the essential connection between brain and body. The spinal nerves also exit from the spinal cord. This pathway is between the vertebrae and branch out to the rest of your body. These nerves carry all messages from the brain to the corresponding body parts. So you can see why this is a vital area to keep working correctly.
Spine misalignments can mess with these pathways. This is why it is crucial to make sure your spine is moving correctly and in a proper alignment.
Stressors on the body
Daily stressors affect us without us even knowing. We regularly endure physical (macro and microtraumas), chemical (air, foods, other environmental factors), and emotional (mental stressors – family, job, etc.). These stressors all affect us in different ways and, over time, break us down slowly but surely until, BOOM, we are down for the count.
In a nutshell, this is why I get adjusted on a routine basis and recommend my patients do as well.
I rarely have the typical pain that brings most people into my office, but I am definitely not immune. Because I have been getting adjusted for a while (since 8th grade), I feel like I heal faster and more efficiently, even when pain strikes. I also believe getting adjusted regularly helps me avoid significant issues. Chiropractic cannot keep you immune to pain, but it seems to really aid in recovery and frequency of incidents in my experience.
Express Chiropractic of Frisco, your “chiropractor near me”
At Express Chiropractic of Frisco, we do things differently. You never need an appointment; we don’t do the insurance thing and try to keep things as affordable as possible (wellness plans) for you and your family! We treat many acute conditions as well as provide maintenance chiropractic care. If you or someone you know needs a Frisco chiropractor, give us a call at (469) 362-5711 or just pop on in. We hope to see you soon!