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Why Do I have to Keep Coming Back?

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

I get asked that question a lot and the answer is... that you don't.
When you get a joint in the spine moving it's good for you. Just like eating right and exercising are good for you, keeping joints moving is good for you too. But why does it take so long? Why should I get adjusted when I feel fine? Here's a few reasons why it takes some work to get them going:
1. Joints in the spine have often been stuck for years by the time they are found by a chiropractic assessment and/or X-rays.
2. Nerves, ligaments, tendons and muscles have a memory of the stuck position and try to go back to that "default" position.
3. Stress, Stress, Stress.
Physical stress,
 like sitting too much. 
Emotional stress.

Environmental stress such as poor diet or pollution. 
These three types of stressors are all processed by our nervous system and our body becomes overwhelmed by it all.
The first two points above explain why, just like straightening teeth with braces, it takes time to make the change. Third, if you're alive, you have some degree of stress. 
If you can manage the effects of stress you will be better off today and especially in the future.
Be Healthy! 
Dr. D.
(April 21,2016)

Posted In: Chiropractic