If you were to go to the grocery store every day, probably no one would question your love of fresh produce or your skills for seeking out whatever was on sale that day.
The same is true with massage. If you go to massage therapy or go to have a manicure, or if you play golf every possible weekend, no one would ask you why you do something that obvious makes you feel good.
So why does anyone think that seeing your chiropractor on a regular basis is strange?
For anyone who is interested in their health and well-being, it makes perfect sense!
Health is an Ongoing Process
Your body is constantly changing and keeping it healthy is not something you do only when there is a problem. This is why you see your dentist on a regular basis, go for check-ups, exams, and get vaccinations when needed, as well as get regular exercise and eat right. Chiropractic care is simply another way to look after your good health.
In fact, for anyone who has experienced chiropractic care, they will understand those who enjoy seeing their chiropractor frequently. It’s usually those who have yet to experience the benefits of chiropractic who don’t understand those who go regularly.
Let’s Make Things Clear
Anyone who fails to recognize the benefits of comprehensive chiropractic probably doesn’t understand what it entails. There are so many rumors, myths, and half-truths floating around, it’s hard to know what chiropractic is and what it can do for you unless you experience it for yourself.
Chiropractic care is a holistic way of dealing with health problems. It uses a hands on, natural technique for returning the body to more natural state of alignment.
While it’s true that you can benefit from even just one spinal alignment, you will truly reap the full benefits of this healthcare practice when you receive regular adjustments.
So, how often should you see a chiropractor? Assuming you have no pain and don’t have any health issues that need to be addressed, the answer is- as often as you want!
There are no set rules, there is no set regimen, unless your chiropractor says otherwise, you can make up your own schedule and do what feels best for you!
Do Chiropractors Really Help?
Estimates say that chiropractors treat more than 35 million Americans every single year, with more than 1 million adjustments being done each and every day. Chiropractors must be doing something right!
You should also know that all 32 National Football teams in the US employ chiropractors, as well as many US Olympic teams.
Frequent Chiropractic Patients
If you believe that chiropractic has provided you with numerous benefits, so you continue to receive adjustments and other treatments regularly, good for you! You don’t need to apologize for looking out for your health!
Check out the top 5 reasons seeing a chiropractor regularly means never having to say that you’re sorry!
Reason #1-Chiropractic is Effective
Whether you are seeing your chiropractor to control chronic pain, to prevent suffering with another herniated disc, or if you just want to do as much as possible for your health, studies have shown over and over again that chiropractic care is an effective treatment.
Unfortunately, too many people believe the old myth that once you start seeing a chiropractor, you will need to see one forever. This isn’t true since some patients see their chiropractor only when they experience pain.
Why do chiropractors require so many visits for some people? This is usually because of a serious health issue or injury. People would never ask why someone who was in a serious car accident needed to see a doctor several times, yet they seem to feel that whiplash should be “cured” with one or two visits to the chiropractor.
Chiropractic adjustment benefits are numerous, and they will be more than worth your time. Most people enjoy how good they feel after seeing their chiropractor that they become addicted to this pain-free, moving freely, feeling on top of the world treatment that they don’t have to be told they need an additional appointment, they ask for one!
Reason #2-It Feels So Darn Good!
Ask anyone who has been on the receiving end of comprehensive chiropractic care about their experience and they will usually respond with a big smile and a sigh of contentment or relief. “It feels so good!” is the phrase you hear most often.
This is because adjustments, chiropractic massage, and other treatment options release endorphins, which are not only natural pain relievers, but they give you a feeling of happiness and of being well-cared for. Endorphins are sometimes called the body’s “happy hormones.”
If you have ever cracked your own back and felt that pleasurable sense of release, then you have a small idea about why regular chiropractic adjustments feel so good!
Reason #3-Chiropractic is a Valuable Investment
Unfortunately, too many people have come to see most health care as an expense and not an investment.
You only have one body in this life. If you want to get the most out of your time here on earth, then taking care of your body is an investment.
Health is your most prized commodity. No matter how much money you have or how expensive your car is or how famous you are, if you are in poor health, experiencing pain, illness, or other chronic problems, your life will be one of misery, not enjoyment.
Perhaps it’s time to think of health care the way investors look at stocks and bonds. If you are reaping the benefits of chiropractic, then it is well worth the investment. Can anyone say that they are reaping any rewards from junk food? Yet, people continue to “invest” their money in food that gives their body zero benefits aside from calories.
In one Gallup poll survey done in 2016, 3 out of 4 people who saw a chiropractor found their treatment to be “very effective.” That is an investment you should never apologize for making.
Reason #4-Anything That Improves Your Health is Worth Repeating
This includes getting exercise almost every day, eating healthy almost every meal, taking a shower, brushing your teeth, flossing, etc. The same is true with chiropractic care!
Of course, the frequency of some things changes with the subject at hand. Seeing the dentist twice a year is usually sufficient and getting a flu shot once a year is considered regular care. Seeing your chiropractor “regularly” will vary depending on your age, overall health, if you suffer from certain health conditions, etc.
For those who want the “quick fix” and see the chiropractor only when their back is aching, then that’s fine for them. However, if what you want to achieve is the best possible health, reduce stress, and prevent future problems (such as aching backs) then you might consider seeing your chiropractor once a month or even once a week.
Good things are meant to be repeated, which is why people keep having children, go to amusement parks repeatedly, and kiss under the mistletoe.
You never need to apologize for doing something repeatedly that improves and/or maintains your good health.
Reason #5-Adjustments Beat Drugs, Alcohol, or Psychotherapy
Chances are that you know someone or have at least heard about, the opioid addition crisis in America. Pain killers are vital, but too many people end up relying on pain killing pills, rather than treating the source of their pain.
Chiropractic care can not only help aid in addiction recovery, but it can prevent you from becoming addicted to begin with!
Also, in a study performed in 2001, subjects who received chiropractic treatment not only recovered from their addiction, but had far fewer episodes of anxiety and lower levels of depression than the placebo group.
Let’s face it, you don’t need to apologize for choosing to be a healthy, well-adjusted individual! Your good health should speak volumes to any critic who has yet to experience the benefits of regular chiropractic care.
Before You Go
If you have yet to see a chiropractor, there are a few things you should know before you go.
Some people experience side effects after their first adjustment, such as nausea or fatigue. This is believed to be due to the release of toxins when adjustments are performed. You can read more about these side effects in this article.
If you are wondering what an adjustment actually feels like, this article offers a terrific description of the process. Don’t worry, it doesn’t hurt a bit!
You might also be wondering what you should wear to your first visit. You can check out suggested attire in this article.
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