We have been brought up to think that when we are sick we have the obvious symptoms e.g.; temperature, vomiting. But these days, many health problems are the result of lifestyle choices that don’t always have obvious symptoms until the effects are well advanced.
Example; we look after our teeth. We do this by eating healthy, brushing, flossing and visiting our dentist regularly for a “wellness checkup.” What would happen if we stopped “maintaining” our teeth? Would you expect no problems to arise? Problems would arise and you would need to visit your dentist on an emergency basis. (Only seeing because an issue has come about-pain) Wouldn’t it be easier and more cost effective to maintain your teeth rather than wait for all these problems to occur?
This is the same concept when it comes to looking after your body/back. Therefore you need to eat healthy, exercise and visit your chiropractor regularly for wellness checkups, if you want to obtain an optimal spine and nerve system function, which will insure optimum health, enhance energy and allow you to get the most out of life!
Today, more and more of us are interested in a higher level of health called wellness. Beyond merely feeling better or preventing health problems, we want to fully enjoy life by being at our very best mentally, physically, and socially. True health is when you’re body works the way it was meant to- mental, physical, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease.
Visiting the Chiropractor when no pain is present…?
Most people originally visit the chiropractor when a problem arises e.g.; back pain, headaches etc. But once that problem has been “fixed” by the chiropractor wouldn’t you want to prevent this from occurring again?
Wellness/maintenance care has been designed to maintain your improved health, spinal function, and prevent the return of the original condition once spinal correction has been attained. Regular checkups catch small problems before they become serious, saving you money and time by helping your nervous system fully function (communicate with the rest of the body at superior levels) resulting in optimal over all heath.
The frequency of your regular wellness checkups are determined by the amount and types of stress you encounter in your daily life.
What is the difference between wellness care and standard medical care?
Wellness care puts nothing into the body. Instead it removes anything that may interfere with normal function, by turning on the natural healing ability.
Standard medical care treats symptoms by adding something to the body from the outside e.g.; medication, surgery.
Facts and benefits of Wellness Chiropractic Care
Nerves control all healing in the body
Life causes *subluxations, not just injuries
Less than 10% of your nerve system can feel pain, therefore no pain does not mean no problems
The pressure of a five-cent coin can decrease a nerve impulse by up to 60%
*Subluxations block the healing in your body, therefore they are at the root of most sicknesses and diseases
*Subluxation; a subluxation is the result of spinal bones with improper motion or position affecting nerve communications between your brain and your body.
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