Today many Americans are interested in a higher level of health, which is referred to as wellness. Aspects of a wellness lifestyle include: exercise, proper nutrition, chiropractic care, and other preventive measures. Wellness care is essential for everyone who wants to be at his or her best mentally, physically, and socially. In order to experience true health one needs to have their nervous system functioning optimally.
Chiropractic care is an important part of a wellness lifestyle due to its focus on the nervous system. The function of virtually all aspects of our lives is controlled by our nervous system. Thus, maintaining a properly functioning nervous system is necessary if you want to be at your best.
Your body is complex and because of this it is important to maintain the integrity of your nervous system. One good way to maintain your nervous system's integrity is by seeing your chiropractor for regular checkups. The result of regular chiropractic visits is frequently increased endurance, vitality, and the ability to enjoy life to its fullest.
Chiropractic and Wellness
What is a subluxation?
A subluxation is a less than complete dislocation of a joint associated with nervous system interference. There is a loss of normal vertebral (spinal bone) movement with a subluxation.
How long until I feel better?
This is different for each patient, due to everyone having his or her own healing rate. Some experience almost instant relief, while for others the healing process may take months and sometimes years. There are a few factors which influence your healing process, including your overall health condition, your age, muscle tone, diet and even your attitude.
Will I have to have x-rays taken?
The chiropractor will determine if you need x-rays or other imaging after completing your exam. Images of the spine are helpful (especially after trauma) to confirm the chiropractor's findings and to help make your treatment plan more individualized.
When will I get my first adjustment?
This varies from person to person. The chiropractor will determine if you are a candidate for an adjustment depending on the results of your examination. Usually, an adjustment follows your examination.
Why should I see a chiropractor?
To feel the best you can. People start at different levels, some are in severe debilitating pain and others are maintaining a pain free mobile lifestyle. This means getting a regular check-up is essential to make sure the body is in correct alignment and thus can function correctly.