Why would anyone want to bother getting adjusted if he or she feels fine and doesn’t have back pain, neck pain, or headaches at the moment? Isn’t that just a waste of time and money? You know what they say, “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.”
It is understandable to think this is logical to simply wait for symptoms such as pain to arrive, then try to fix it. Afterall, that is 99% of our “health care.” You keep your fingers crossed and hope that your doctor doesn’t find anything seriously wrong with you when you go for a check-up or you get a symptom that annoys you enough to finally do something about it.
Is this logical when it comes to your health? Don’t we change our car’s oil regularly? Do we perform maintenance on our furnaces and automobiles in order to avoid big breakdowns? Why do you brush your teeth everyday? Do they hurt? Of course not! You brush daily (and hopefully floss, too) to avoid decay and to maintain healthy teeth.
Your spine and nerves are dependent upon a bit of maintenance, too, if you want 100% body healing power all the time.
Day after day, you subject your spine to too much computer time, slouching at school or work, texting with your nose practically in your belly button, bending repetitively, and maybe even looking down for hours at a time at your job. Add to this the minor traumas from working out, sports, sitting on bleachers, slips on ice, being yanked as the dog walks you, and heave ho-ing the kids in and out of car seats and you realize there is a continuous assault on your spine and nervous system.
If you only wait for symptoms to arise to maintain your spine, you are likely misaligned with nerve stress more of the time than you are properly aligned with a well-flowing nerve system. Choose the better path. Get adjusted regularly to stay optimal in energy, health, posture, and overall sense of well-being.
-Dr. Amy Mercovich