You entered Snyder Family Chiropractic feeling terrible and now you are experiencing the wonders of what happens when your body and nervous system are free of nerve interference and functioning well. You have less structural stress and can send more healing energy throughout your entire body.
You’d be happy to return if your health deteriorates to the point where you feel terrible again. However, it is my suggestion that you should return even if you are feeling fine.
“Why should I return if I’m feeling fine?”, You may ask. “Why not wait until I’m in pain again?”
Why not wait?
Of course, you can wait until you’re miserable again, but should you? You may be making a big mistake if you wait until you have symptoms to do something about your health. Lack of pain is a poor way of determining how healthy you are. It can be dangerous.
Death warmed over
We’ve all seen people looking like death warmed over who “feel fine.” They’re walking targets, waiting for disease to strike before they decide to do anything about their health. They feel fine but have no energy. They feel fine but sleep poorly. They feel fine but are tired, and have aches and pains, headaches, and backaches.
Too many people who feel fine one day have a sudden heart attack, stroke, or debilitating pain or are diagnosed with a serious disease such as cancer the next day. It cannot be emphasized enough that feeling fine is no indicator of your health status.
Why do I need so many adjustments?
Most people first visit Snyder Family Chiropractic after they’ve had years of longstanding health-undermining spinal issues. By that time internal scar tissue has built up around the spinal discs, nerves, and joints.
Long-standing spinal issues can also cause postural changes, tender muscle areas, and trigger or tender spots. You may feel fine but when someone touches a hotspot you jump. This scar tissue takes a long time to dissolve and heal and it may take months or years before you are at physiological optimum again.
The earlier you begin Chiropractic Care the better, the longer you wait, the more scar tissue builds up and the longer it takes to resolve.
Symptom relief or true healing?
Although your pain may have diminished, the weakness in your structural system – spine, ligaments, discs, tendons, muscles, and bones – usually remains. It may take months or years for your body to replace the internal scar tissue and rebuild. True healing takes time.
Why periodic care?
So all those symptoms may disappear after a few Chiropractic adjustments, but the deterioration caused by years of uncorrected spinal issues usually remains. That is one of the major reasons why the spine and structural system take time to heal.
Sometimes we see people who last saw their chiropractor years ago when they’re back “went out”. They stopped treatment after they felt better. However, in time, as they are assaulted by life’s stresses, their structural system will shift and cause spinal and nerve issues and they are back in my office again. This time their symptoms may be a little worse and it will take a little longer to go away (“I don’t understand a doctor, the last time I felt better after a couple of visits…”) because there may be more degeneration.
Periodic spinal correction
The true purpose of Chiropractic is not as a treatment of aches and pains but to rid your body of spinal nerve issues as they occur so you are better able to adapt to life’s stresses. Successfully adapting to life’s stresses is what true health is all about. That’s why people who choose a chiropractic lifestyle report better quality of life, improved physical health, improved emotional health, less perceived stress in their lives, fewer drugs in their lives, and more energy, vitality, and life enjoyment.
Better adaptation using Chiropractic
Your body’s wisdom sends energy and information over your brain, spinal cord, and nerves. This helps you adapt your internal environment (body chemistry and organs) and your external environment (the world, everything you eat, drink, and breathe) to maintain homeostasis or balance between you and the world. When this energy and information are flowing through you without interference your body and mind are more sensitive and attuned to your life and your needs.
Our goal for you
My goal as a chiropractor is to keep your structural and nervous system free of blockages so your ability to adapt to life’s stresses and challenges is enhanced. You’ll be stronger, more balanced, and more stable; you will thrive, grow, and better enjoy life as you continue on your journey to be the best you can be. Life’s challenges will become stepping Stones to help bring out the best in you so that you will truly be healthy, happy, and in tune with the magic of life.
It’s more than pain relief
Why use Chiropractic as an aspirin for your pain when you can use Chiropractic to ensure better health, vitality, and life enjoyment for yourself and your entire family for your entire lives? Keep yourself and your loved ones healthy with periodic Chiropractic checkups.