A lot of people only go to the doctor when they are sick, but only going to your chiropractic doctor when you are in pain is very different. While a medical doctor is usually only there to treat symptoms of illness, your chiropractor can provide preventative measures to keep your body functioning at its optimum levels.
A Car Needs Maintenance and So Does Your Body
Think of a car and the maintenance it requires to run smoothly. If the car doesn’t get it’s oil changes, tune-ups, & tire rotations- overtime, it will breakdown and can have permanent damage. Your body is very similar in that it also requires “tune-ups” to continue running smoothly.
By exercising you improve your body’s stamina, metabolic rates, immune function, and overall wellness. Regular chiropractic adjustments can be likened to a tune up. During a tune up, a mechanic will check fluid levels, change the oil, check the battery, lube the moving parts and check the belts and hoses to make sure they are working properly. A chiropractor works on your body in a similar manner by adjusting vertebrae and joints into proper alignment, ensuring that your body can protect itself from injury with strong bones and muscles. Chiropractors focus on maintaining the health of the nervous system, organs and connective tissues so that the body can heal itself.
Chiropractic Care Encourages Healing
Just as your car occasionally has mechanical problems even if it has been well maintained, you may still experience injury or illness, no matter how well you have taken care of yourself. Chiropractic adjustments can rebalance your body to help it heal itself. When pain or illness happens, chiropractors can treat the cause of the pain rather than simply treating the symptoms like medicine often does.
Even if you’ve never had pain that you felt required a chiropractic adjustment, making an appointment could increase your chances of avoiding pain, injury or illness. Just like that car, it’s never to late to start a maintenance plan so that you can continue to have optimum health.