Last time we talked about chiropractic wellness care and today I am going to give you my best recommendation for what I think is the optimal chiropractic wellness care schedule.
In other words, how often you should go to the chiropractor once you have successfully completed your corrective care.
To answer this logically, let’s look at what the chiropractic and spinal research says.
Research tells us 2 things.
One thing is when a spinal misalignment (subluxation) is left undetected and uncorrected for 2 weeks or more, this can start to damage the spinal joints, the spinal discs and the spinal nerve roots.
Research also tells us that when a nerve is compressed or pinched for 2 weeks or more, this can cause damage in the organ that specific nerve controls.
When you look at the Chart of Effects of Spinal Misalignments found on our home page, you will see all the nerves and all the organs that they go to in your body.
The T2 nerve for example controls your heart and this is a very common place for people to get a subluxation.
So, when we consider these facts, I have 1 question for you … how many 2 week periods would you want to accumulate throughout your lifetime without being checked for subluxations and having them corrected?
Of course, there are special circumstances where some patients may require care on a more frequent basis.
Patients under a lot of stress, high-performance athletes, and patients with Crohn’s disease, fibromyalgia or spinal arthritis for example.
But, under normal circumstances, the optimal chiropractic wellness care schedule in my view is once every 2 weeks.
You are checked every 2 weeks and adjusted when necessary.
If you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your family may have, please give me a call.
Remember that consultations in our office are always ‘free of charge’ and family appointments are always available because spinal problems do tend to run in families.
Our phone number is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me directly by clicking on the link on our home page.
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