What is the number one reason to see a Chiropractor? Is it because you have pain? Pain is a good reason but there is one fundamental problem with waiting until something hurts before you see a chiropractor; Pain and problem are not the same thing.
By the time you are experiencing pain you typically have had a problem brewing for months, years or even decades. Unfortunately if a problem has been developing for that long you are usually on the path to much bigger issues including permanent arthritis. This will make your problem and your pain even worse down the road.
Living in our world of sitting, texting and being weekend warriors can cause small problems in our spine. These small problems, that will turn into big problems if they are neglected, will eventually interfere with your quality of life and your ability to do the things that you love. One of the reasons this happens is because every joint in the spine must move freely in order to maintain proper proprioception, a necessary nerve stimulus to your brain that helps everything in your body work correctly. This decreased brain stimulus will cause a downward spiral that will eventually lead to pain in addition to many more serious health conditions. If every joint in your spine is not moving freely it is imperative that you get it moving. This might require the help of a chiropractor.
Most folks don’t understand the role a Chiropractor should play in their life. My belief is that every chiropractor should give enough information so that people can start to take better care of their spine and nerve system, which translates into overall better health. If you know this information and choose to live in denial, I’m ok with that. I’m not ok with me not telling you the truth.
If you are experiencing pain, you should get checked by a chiropractor. If you know that you have arthritis, you should get checked by a chiropractor. If someone that loves you tells you that you should see a chiropractor, you should see a chiropractor. But the number one reason you should see a chiropractor is because you have a spine and it must be maintained in order to provide you with good health. Much of this maintenance can be done on your own, for free, if you take the time to learn how. If you keep your spine moving freely it will serve you well.