“Why is it important to continue care?”
If I was an ordinary chiropractor and only worked on structural problems I can think of Six Reasons to continue care:
- Continue Your Progress: Current research indicates that ligament, tendons, and muscles require more time to heal than just feeling good and whether one continues care or not the body will try to heal the previously injured tissues. But, with continuing chiropractic care the healing will be a more complete and lasting recovery.
- Prevent a Relapse: Although after short periods of chiropractic care many patients are pain free. Soft tissues, particularly after improper spinal function have a tendency to adapt to improper alignment patterns. Rehabilitative chiropractic care helps to retrain and strengthen your spine and these tissues to help avoid relapse.
- Avoid Future Problems: Multiple life activities like going to the gym, heavy lifting, contact sports and other sports, minor &/or severe traumas, emotional distress, toxicity in our environment and stress or all kinds can cause interference to your nervous system and can lead to all kinds of health problems. Maintenance chiropractic care keeps small problems from becoming big problems.
- Save Money: Continuing your chiropractic care can save money, just as having your teeth cleaned at the dentist 2 times a year, brushing and flossing can prevent expensive dental work, regular chiropractic care and check-ups helps avoid the expense of having to correct preventable problems.
- Feel Good: Generally people who continue their chiropractic care enjoy life more. They have more energy, they have less pain and they heal faster when problems do arise usually due to some new injury. By prescribing preventative care based on the needs of the individual patient their quality and quantity (length of life or longevity) are improved.
- Continue To Learn: Proper spinal hygiene is new for most people. This includes understanding the role of your spine
and nervous system in maintaining good health. It is important for people to learn about and be involved in the recovery of their health your most valuable possession. I stated above that if I were an ordinary chiropractor the above six reasons for continuing care would hold true. And I do have tremendous respect for the ordinary or average chiropractor because they do tremendous work and help a lot of people. But as my patients know I also do a lot of energy work which affects the energy field of the body so when I work on my patients I can affect the functioning of individual organs and glands, correct allergies, help them recover from colds and the flu, alleviate stress, help with emotional issues and so much more. So when my patients continue their treatment beyond just alleviation of pain we work as a team to work on the essential issues that can have them look and feel younger, function much better and also the six benefits discussed above. Therefore it really is essential for my patients to not leave care prematurely and even more important for them to continue on a maintenance basis to prevent &/or treat problems that may arise that most other physicians of other disciplines would fail to discover and treat or possibly even prevent, even before symptoms occur.