Get It Moving and Keep It Working: The Benefits of Routine Chiropractic Care
When you go in to get an oil change for your car, you’re making a conscious effort to prevent future damage to your engine.
If you forget to get an oil change for a few months, or even a few years, when you finally make it into the mechanic’s shop, you might not be surprised to learn that plenty of things are going wrong under the hood that could have been prevented.
Routine chiropractic care – sometimes referred to as maintenance or wellness care – works much the same way. Even if it’s just once a month, here are three primary reasons why routine chiropractic adjustments are good for more than just your spine.
Increased Range of Motion and Strength
When a patient comes to us for the first time, there’s usually a significant amount of pain or injury involved. Understandably, your primary concern is getting back to normal. We refer to this stage as relief care, primarily focused on reducing your primary symptoms in a few visits over a short period of time.
Wellness care with a chiropractor is about going beyond “normal” and working to increase your range of motion with a combination of muscle and tissue work with manual, hands-on adjustments. This means you may feel more comfortable being active, have increased strength and performance, and generally be less prone to injury. Instead of just getting back to normal, wellness care (after you feel recovered from the pain or injury that brought you in initially) is about helping to make your body as strong as possible!
Preventing Further Injury
One of the biggest complaints of chiropractic care is the perceived “necessity” of repeat visits. At Grovetown Chiropractic, we know there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to the exact number of visits a patient needs in order to heal, which is why we don’t offer “packages,” or require a standard treatment protocol.
Still, it’s important to recognize that healing is a process, and just because you can’t feel pain doesn’t mean your body is operating at 100%.
Maintenance or wellness care with a chiropractor gives the doctor an opportunity to continue applying treatment to the joints and muscles that could flare up again in the future. Maintenance care can also work to help minor injuries from becoming permanent by helping to correct posture and enhanced joint functionality.
Whether you can feel it or not, your spine is constantly in motion, and is responsible for so much more than the muscles and joints in your back.
As the primary center for the central nervous system – the communication system between the brain and the rest of our body – routine wellness care with the chiropractor can help support everything from better sleep to fewer headaches and general brain function. It’s commonly said that “the power that made the body also heals the body,” and that often happens through properly maintaining your spine and central nervous system!
Wellness Care at Grovetown Chiropractic
At Grovetown Chiropractic, we know every visit with Dr. Seals is just as important as your first visit. While there’s no perfect or ideal frequency that will work for everyone, maintaining a routine wellness care schedule – once monthly, or even every other month – can help prevent future injury and restore strength and flexibility back to your body.
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