Most people discover chiropractic care in their search for a way to get out of pain. Sometimes that’s after an injury or accident, other times it’s something that patient has been dealing with for weeks or even years. Although chiropractic care is very effective at helping people get out of pain and restore function to their lives, it’s just as important to have regular check-ups with your chiropractor after acute or corrective care is complete.
Wellness or maintenance care consists of regularly scheduled visits for the purpose of functional improvement, enhanced sports improvement, quality of life, or pain free range of motion in spine or other joints. Just as those that keep up with regular dental cleanings have fewer cavities than those who only see the dentist once they have a toothache or how changing your oil every 3000 miles helps improve engine performance and also keeps the engine from breaking down. Chiropractic maintenance works in the same way.
In this phase of care patients are not in any pain or discomfort outside of what they may generally feel on a daily basis or a “good” day. It is designed to maintain your improved health and body function, and prevent the return of the original condition once neuromuskuloskeletal correction has been attained. Regular attention catches small problems before they become serious. Prevention saves time and money by helping you stay well.
This allows chiropractors to make sure the spine is staying in its proper position and ensure that your muscles and nerves are functioning correctly. It also enables us to find problems before they can cause any issues. For most, maintenance care is usually an adjustment about once a month, although some prefer to continue getting adjustments on a slightly more regular basis.
Our team cares about you and your family’s health. Our goal isn’t just to get you out of pain for a few weeks or months, we want to keep you happy, healthy, and functioning your best for life!