Chiropractic care is a confusing thing to many people, unlike dentists and primary care physicians, just what they do and why can be a mystery.
It doesn’t help that some Chiropractic patients swear they don’t know how they ever lived without it, while others insist it’s not even worth doing.
One thing that puts people off about Chiropractic care is the assumption that the first adjustment is only the start of a lifetime of continuous adjustments, which is understandably a big commitment, but other patients say that’s not always the situation.
Everywhere we look these days we’re always being bombarded with the message that all things should work instantly, and that if they don’t know they may as well not ever work. Pain medications claim to provide instant relief, and weight loss supplements boast incredible results in no time at all.
What gets left out of that message is the fact that long-lasting, quality results don’t come from instant fixes, and Chiropractic care is all about reaching and maintaining quality results. That kind of thing doesn’t happen in just a couple of visits.
Do you go to your dentist or your hair stylist once or twice and then never again? After one visit would you feel comfortable filling your cavities or cutting your hair?
Just like your dentist or hair stylist, the hands-on nature of Chiropractic care requires a normal face-to-face relationship. All of these cases involve a specialist that needs to make physical adjustments that you can’t do by yourself at home.
Yes, your Chiropractor will likely recommend exercises for you to do at home in between adjustments, but these are only meant to maintain your progress until your next session. They can’t replace the benefits of professional adjustments.
Ongoing or supportive, Chiropractic care is crucial, especially if you’re recovering from an injury. As your body heals, things will change, and ongoing care is the only way to keep up.
Your spine needs regular maintenance to prevent small issues from turning into huge ones, just like your teeth and hairdo.
It only takes a few adjustments a year to maintain or increase your range of motion and reduce pain and strain, and you’re worth the commitment.