In today’s crazy, fast paced world, we are often looking for ways to save time. That being said, skipping a “maintenance” appointment to this office (especially if you are not in pain) certainly qualifies. So why should you keep your appointment?
We would all agree that normal everyday life is stressful and that no matter how dedicated you are to exercise and proper ergonomics, you still put “wear and tear” on your body on a regular basis. When you lift, bend, twist, garden, sit at your computer, do the dishes, jog, golf, hike, play tennis, etc, it places physical stress on the joints, muscles, tendons and nerves. As that stress accumulates, the brain compensates to accommodate for said stress. That means the brain will lock up certain joints, shorten or tighten certain muscles and restrict certain ligaments to protect and keep the body safe.
If you come in for a “tune up” before you have any pain or spasms, I am able to find all the areas that have “small” problems and adjust them quickly and painlessly, before you suffer from a flare up. This keeps you from having severe pain and also keeps you from injuries that interrupt your life and the things that are important to you, like family, sports, exercise and work. If you wait, instead of 1 treatment, it often takes 4 or 5 treatments to get you back on track. Getting “regular” care doesn’t mean something is “wrong” with you. It means that you understand how important your body is to your health and ultimately to your happiness. It means that you realize that you are worth the small investment in time and money. I know it is a cliché but it is still true…”an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”
Until next time, be happy, healthy, and smart!