No matter how long we are in practice, one thing that we commonly see is patients that will wait until they are in pain before they come in for care. We wanted to share a few key things to keep in mind.
- Although pain tends to be what gets a person’s attention that something is wrong, it is not a reliable indicator. Pain is quite often the last symptom that may present before a condition has progressed as only 10% of your nerves have sensory compents. That means all kinds of adaptations are going on way before you actually feel soemthing. By waiting for pain to present before seeking care, you may be delaying treatment and thus allowing the condition to worsen.
- Our view towards chiropractic is that it can improve your overall health, it isn’t just about treating pain. We love helping people get out of pain and back to doing the things they love to do, but as chiropractors, the core of what we do is keeping your spine in proper alignment and with proper motion so as to allowing your nervous system to flow the way it was designed to. By regularly receiving chiropractic care and adjustments, this will allow you to boost your immune system, improve sleep quality, and enhance your body’s natural ability to heal. Therefore, chiropractic care can help to ensure that your body is functioning at its natural potential and reducing the risk of developing chronic health conditions long term.
- Our motto has always been prevention is better than the cure. With this statement in mind, we often remind our community that chiropractic care can help prevent pain and injuries from occurring in the first place.
Next time you are in pain, think about changing your mindset. Why not consider a wellness approach? We don’t wait to have a cavity before flossing or brushing our teeth daily. How about having the same approach to your health. Don’t wait until you are in pain or there is an issue. Consider coming in for routine care to help keep you healthy and pain-free!