We chiropractors are used to misconceptions.
Like the following:
“Yeah, but won’t I always need an adjustment after I get adjusted once?”
My answer to this misconception?
Not only yes, but you will want to!
Think about it.
If you want to learn how to play the piano, you don’t practice one time and play elaborate concertos the next day. Even concert pianists practice hours daily.
If you want to get stronger in the gym, you don’t lift weights one time and deadlift 400 lbs the next day. Olympic weightlifters and competitive powerlifters have spent many, many years developing their strength.
Once your pain and symptoms have been reduced or alleviated, our focus will shift to preventing the longterm devastating misalignments we originally found in your spine.
In chiropractic, we refer to this as maintenance care.
With more stressors in our environment than ever before in the history of mankind, it’s impossible for your spine to hold one adjustment for the rest of your life.
Just like the concert pianist wants to maintain an elite level of talent, you will want to maintain your improved health and vitality.
It just makes sense to get your spine periodic checkups the way you get regular checkups for your teeth with the dentist.