If there’s one thing common in our practice, it’s that we get a lot of patients who see us because of major pain or after having sports injuries. Obviously, most of these cases have an urgent need for chiropractic care.
But, what if you “feel fine”? Do you still need to see a chiropractor?
The answer is definitely YES. Because even if you feel fine at the moment, there could still be underlying issues that are left unnoticed.
Take tooth decay for example. You may already be forming cavities somewhere in your mouth, but you can’t tell since you don’t feel any pain. And because you did not do anything about it, it will get worse and it will continue to decay until it rots through the whole tooth. The moment you feel major pain, it’s already too late. The tooth needs to be extracted.
The same goes for spinal decay.
Spinal subluxations slowly and silently eat away your health. It could take months or even years before a person with spinal subluxations notices a difference in how they feel. As spinal decay progresses, arthritis could develop in the affected joint and then begin to affect the surrounding joints of the spine. By the time you feel pain, the spine may already be in an advanced state of degeneration.
Now this is where it differs: unlike tooth extraction, you cannot just remove and replace the ‘deformed’ spine through surgery. Our teeth are easily replaceable with false teeth and implants, but as for the human spine there’s no alternative. In that sense, we really have to take care of it.
So if you ask us, “When is the best time to get checked for spinal subluxations?”, our answer would be… the sooner the better. Even if your back feels fine. Even if you don’t feel any pain whatsoever.
Our team will assess your body as a whole and specifically we access your posture, your spine, and nervous system health. If we see that your spine is healthy, then good for you! We’ll do our best to keep it that way.
On the other hand, if ever we get to detect subluxations in your spine, we can then perform chiropractic adjustments will help correct these areas. Our chiropractic techniques combined with exercise and counseling can help you regain proper posture to the way you sit, stand and lay down. This helps the brain and body function properly, prevents pain from recurring and promotes recovery for future injuries.
If you think your teeth are important then you will probably agree that your brain and spinal cord is much more important in every aspect of your everyday life. Routine chiropractic checkups is a good choice if you want to achieve long-term optimal health for your spine.
Here at North Shore Chiropractic we’d like to keep you and your loved ones subluxation-free. You and your family can call our office for an initial consultation and spinal checkup.
Sources: Subluxation: The silent killer. J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2000 Mar; 44(1): 9–18.