“Do I need chiropractic care?” When to visit a chiropractor
In this post the Momentum Quiropràctic team we will explain you when and why you should visit a chiropractor. Although we’ll give you a little spoiler: you should visit one as soon as possible!
We know that questions such as “When should I visit a chiropractor” or “Is chiropractic care for me?” are some of the most frequently asked questions about chiropractic care, and we love to be able to answer these questions. Why? Because we can share the philosophy of chiropractic care and its great potential.
And we have know the answer to that question by heart: chiropractic care should be integrated as a preventive health practice before you suffer any symptoms. But, let us explain it to you so you understand why it’s always a good time to start with chiropractic care 😉
First of all, do you have a Momentum?
We would like you to focus your attention for the next few minutes on discovering with us why you should visit a chiropractor as soon as possible if you want to enjoy all the benefits of chiropracticc care to improve the quality of your life. Even if you don’t have any health problems (or at least, apparently).
Although we could have started by asking you if you also suffer from back pain, neck pain, low back pain or other health problems, which are often the main reasons for many patients to start chiropractic care, we prefer to approach it from Momentum’s philosophy. But first, let’s answer your main question:
Start chiropractic care to treat back pain, lower back pain…?
And indeed, we will not deny the great effectiveness of chiropractic to remedy ailments such as back and neck pain, both for pain reduction and to treat possible physical disabilities, as indicated by the results of the study conducted by Dunning et al. (2012) or the study by Senna and Machaly (2011) on the effectiveness of chiropractic in chronic low back pain, among many other health problems.
However, at Momentum Quiropràctic we believe that chiropractic should be understood as a proactive response, rather than reactive. That is to say, not to visit the chiropractor only when we suffer from a physical health condition, but to begin to take care of our spine and optimise the nervous system to prevent these health conditions.
Hence, you should know that pain or any other symptom usually appears after some time (it can even be years after) since our body has not been working properly. For this reason, we like to remind you that:
Symptoms are just the tip of the iceberg
For this reason, here are the 5 reasons that we believe that can motivate you to start chiropractic care whether you suffer from any health condition or not.
5 reasons to start seeing a chiropractor
Reach your full potential and inner empowerment
Chiropractic works in an holistic way. Therefore, by taking care of your spine and the correction of its subluxations (displaced vertebrae that prevent the correct functioning of the body), we manage to optimise the nervous system to (re)connect the body with its innate potential, which we will talk about in the following arguments 😉
Therefore, chiropractic is an empowering practice that optimises your body so you can reach your full potential with wellness. Or as we call it in Momentum Chiropractic, reach your inner empowerment.
Become more efficient
We have already made reference in some of our posts to the relationship between cognitive performance and the state of our spine.
It is really important for our cognitive efficiency that our spine is free of interference and, therefore, it can function properly by the fact that 90% of the stimulus and nutrition to the brain is generated by the movement of the spine.
For this reason, chiropractic is often used as health care in high-performance work environments (such as Apple and its Employee Wellness Center) to promote employee efficiency and wellness.
Reconnect with your body
One of the great benefits of chiropractic is to restore our body’s ability to heal and adapt.
When we refer to adaptive capacity, we mean the optimisation of our body’s mechanisms to respond with efficient biological changes to the factors we experience in our environment and in our daily lives.
These environmental factors that our body must adapt to can range from incorrect postures during our working day, the management of emotional stress due to our personal relationships or even the pollution we breathe while walking down the street.
Take control of your health and your life
Chiropractic adjustments make it possible not only to live pain-free, but also to enjoy a higher quality of life.
As we have previously mentioned, chiropractic care is not only one of the most recommended health practices for patients with health conditions such as back pain or low back pain, among others, but it also allows to enjoy an overall wellbeing and a better quality of life.
Improve your quality of sleep
Another feature of holistic chiropractic care is the improvement of sleep quality.
Thanks to chiropractic adjustments, the nervous system is balanced so that when it is time to sleep you can get a restful night’s sleep. Furthermore, the scientific basis, as stated by Vernon (2015), supports the effectiveness of chiropractic on sleep irregularities such as insomnia thanks to the optimisation of the nervous system and the relaxation effects that chiropractic adjustments have on the musculature and nerve impulses.
It’s never too late to start with chiropractic care, but the sooner the better!
As we have already mentioned with the spoiler at the beginning of the post: you should always visit a chiropractor as it is important to integrate chiropractic care into your life in a proactive way. And, while it’s never too late to start, the sooner the better.
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Momentum Quiropràctic Team
Hey! We are Montse and Thomas, doctors of chiropractic and founders of Momentum Chiropractic. We want to inspire you from our experience in chiropractic how to achieve a healthy, natural and efficient style. Join our community!
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