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My Spine Feels Fine, Why Does my Chiropractor want me to come Back?

Written By South Centre Chiropractic Clinic & Summerside Chiropractic on December 19, 2016

There are some key things to understand about the spine that will clarify this.
The spinal joints are special for a number of reasons:
#1. There are nerves that lay right beside those joints in your spine. If the joint is not moving properly it swells and irritates the nerve. 
#2. You cannot isolate a spinal joint and move it on your own. For example: you can move your elbow and know for sure if it's not moving properly, but you cannot tell if one of your spinal joints are not moving. Just like you can't target your 11th thoracic vertebrae with any yoga move or stretch. It requires the specialized assesment of a chiroprator to detect these stuck segments (fixations) and to correct them. 
#3. You won't be able to feel if there is a stuck segment or nerve irritation. A lot of those nerves are notnerves you can feel. You only feel 1/9 of your nerves so there is only about an 11% chance you will feelthe nerve irritation.
Like any joint, if it's not moving properly for a long time it will get arthritis. This is irreversable and can further irritate the spinal nerves. For anything that is not reversable the only answer is prevention. Proactive care has been shown to be far superior to reactive care. What we call "Wellness Care" is a proactive appraoch. Continually reaching for a higher state of health is a sure way to stay healthy. 
Make time for a little health now otherwise you will be forced to make a lot of time for disease later.
Yours in Health,
Dr. D.
(March 30, 2016)

Posted In: Wellness Chiropractic