Maintenance of items we own, such as our car or our house should always be a top priority in order to help prevent expensive repairs down the road. This same principle also applies to our bodies, such as our teeth and especially our spines. Just as regular oil changes and check ups after a certain number of miles help your vehicle perform at its best, regular dental care and chiropractic maintenance adjustments can also help your body function better and stay healthier long term.
So what exactly is chiropractic maintenance care? Chiropractic treatment isn’t just for patients who suffer from neck or back pain or who have been involved in a work or auto related accident. Even those with very few health problems can benefit from routine spinal care at Aspen Wellness Center. In addition it can help people such as busy parents, athletes and weekend warriors to continue to function at the high level of activity they are used to. When proper spinal alignment is achieved, medical research shows that any injuries heal at a significantly higher rate in those who receive chiropractic care, especially if combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise program.
Furthermore a study published in 2011 in the Journal of Occupational and in Environmental Medicine showed that the lowest incidents of repeat injury was found in workers who had received regular chiropractic maintenance adjustments.
How often one should receive maintenance care depends on the individual patient, as everyone responds differently. Once any initial pain and/or injuries have been healed, many come back for follow up visits once every four to six weeks to help prevent any re-injury from occurring. Others who experience a lot of daily stress come back slightly more often. No matter which category you fall under, Dr. Michael Kleker can help answer all of your questions and help you develop the best plan of action for a healthy lifestyle.