Visits to the chiropractor for back and neck pain are common. Once you have found relief from pain, you may think that would herald the end your chiropractic treatments. But studies have shown that ongoing care can benefit the patient’s health now and in the future.
Chiropractic care is more than just a quick fix. Many types of back pain arise due to spinal misalignments, but functional problems don’t spring up overnight; it may have taken years for your body to get to the shape it is in now. Furthermore, because of work or lifestyle demands, many people go right back to the situations that caused their back or neck issues after receiving the treatments. Regular visits to the chiropractor for chiropractic adjustments can prevent those problems from coming back.
Although chiropractic adjustments boast quick relief, long-term problems normally aren’t corrected immediately with just a single adjustment, and results may be temporary. Chiropractic care considers the central nervous system along with the spine, aiming to restore proper spinal health over time, and more effective function of the rest of the body. A long-term program of chiropractic care can bring about real restoration and true correction of many issues and problems. It can provide relief from multiple ailments and most pains, when approached as a long-term and permanent solution rather than a quick fix for temporary relief.
Today, many people simply react to symptoms as they appear instead of taking proactive steps to prevent sickness and disease in the first place. We get sick and then go see a doctor for medication to ease the symptoms. Chiropractic care seeks to be proactive by treating the root cause of many health issues: nerve interference. When the body is able to function as it should, it is better equipped to fight off illness and combat diseases, helping you remain at your healthiest. This is the benefit of true correction that is achieved through consistent chiropractic care, and it all begins with your spinal health.
At the core of our physical functionality is the central nervous system, which is responsible for how all the systems operate together within the body as a whole, transmitting messages between the brain and the rest of the body. Proper communication improves the body’s ability to achieve high levels of health. This messaging system is very flexible and extends throughout your organs, extremities and even your skin, but the central spinal cord is housed within the spinal column, which is made of little stacked-up pieces of bone (vertebrae). Spinal misalignments from injuries and muscle spasms can pinch and compress the cord and nerve bundles that branch out through gaps in the vertebrae, interfering with important messages and causing pain and/or dysfunction with the body. Spinal adjustments can relieve nerve interference and improve spinal health so the body can work as it should once again, and continued treatments can prevent those problems from ever coming back.