How often should you be getting checked? .
This question varies from person to person and depends on many different factors such as lifestyle (nutrition, exercise, mindset, sleep) + how much and what sort of stress you are under.
When people first see a chiropractor, they may need to be checked and adjusted more regularly in the beginning. This is often because the underlying issues may have been building up of several years or even decades even without the presence of symptoms. .
As the spine/central nervous system is cleared of on dysfunction the bodies ability to interpret and adapt to its environment improves meaning the longer people can go without needing an adjustment.
Although we don’t like to hear that any of our practice members are in pain, pain levels don’t dictate how regularly we need to be adjusted. This is because only a very small amount of our nervous system is designed to detect different sensations/pain, which is why pain isn’t the greatest marker of how well your body and nervous system are working. This can be same for people who’s symptoms or pain brought them into the practice for care, just because their symptoms improve quickly does not mean they don’t need to be adjusted anymore. We all know someone who appeared “healthy” only to be diagnosed with an illness or condition. .
The whole team at Chiropractic House as well as our families get checked and if necessary, adjusted, at least every fortnight and have been doing so for many years. Dr Blair and Rosie’s sons have been adjusted since birth & Dr Michael has been adjusted since he was 3 days old. Although most of the time we don’t have any pain/symptoms, we chose to get checked in order to improve the function of our nervous system in order to enhance our bodies in born healing ability to keep us healthy. .
Some people will always use chiropractic as pain/symptom management and that is ok by us, but that is like brushing your teeth ONLY when you get a sore tooth. Many of our practice members choose life-long chiropractic care to keep their spines and nervous system healthy and functioning at their best but the exciting thing is you get to decide what is best for you.