Do I really need to go to the chiropractor for the rest of my life?
Before we can answer this question we need to understand a few things first.
Most people start going to a chiropractor not because they want to be healthy, not because they are in pain, but because the pain has finally gotten to the point that it prohibits them from doing the things they love.
For some people- they might be having trouble keeping up with their kids, while others just want to be able to go on a walk and be pain free.
So how do these same people that started going to a chiropractor to “feel better” turn into lifetime patients?
It’s simple… knowledge. What knowledge you ask?
Here it is… The brain controls every cell, tissue, and organ in your body.
It sends messages down your spinal cord, and out through your nerves to every part of your body. It tells your heart to pump, lungs to breathe and your stomach to digest.
If a vertebrae is out of place and sitting on a nerve, we call that a subluxation – misalignment. If you feel it at all, you feel localized neck or back pain.
When your spine is misaligned and causing nerve pain- all you feel is pain. That pain is your warning signal that something is wrong.
What’s more important is that if you do have a misalignment in your spine, the flow of information from your brain down the spinal cord and out the nerves is not getting through to your organs.
Picture a garden hose with kinks. Not much water if any at all gets through. Undo the kinks and the water flows freely. The same goes for your nervous system.
Subluxations block the flow of information and ultimately can lead to serious health problems.
If the nerve is “pinched” that goes to your stomach it may start out as stomach pain or trouble with digestion but could turn into ulcers or leaky gut if left uncorrected.
Removing all interference in your nervous system allows your body to function at its optimal level.
What about people who don’t have any neck or back pain?
A nerve must be compressed 60% before you will feel any pain, while any compression at all can slow the flow of information. In a nutshell, just because you don’t feel pain does not mean that you also do not have misalignments in your spine.
Even if your spine was absolutely perfect in every way, wouldn’t you want it to stay that way?
So let’s revisit our original question now.
Do people need to go to a chiropractor for the rest of their life?
If you want to minimize interference in your nervous system so that it can operate at its optimal level, the answer is yes.
The frequency of your visits should be determined by the severity of the misalignment and level of degeneration of your spine.
Once the alignment is fixed you only need to go to a chiropractor to maintain that alignment.
It may take time out of your day and money out of your pocket but going to a chiropractor is an investment in your health. And whats more important than your health?
If you would like to discuss your health concerns with our office either call/text 303-254-8430 or schedule an appointment!