I‘m forever reminding my spouse (with total love of course), ‘…honey, don’t let the gas gauge get to E. Fill up when it hits a quarter left because you don’t want to run out of fuel when you need it the most – like when on the highway with a car full of kids.
Likewise, you don’t want to let your ‘Chiropractic gas needle’ get to E before you come in for an adjustment. Some patients feel then can go several weeks or months without an adjustment because they’re cruising along, just feeling fine. And it’s true. Based on your health, lifestyle and activity levels adjustments can hold for a while – but not forever. Unfortunately, 9 times out of 10 patients who fail to gauge their adjustments properly, show up with some ache or pain as a reminder they’ve waited too long. And that’s not how maintenance care works.
Maintaining a healthy spine is a proactive decision… something you do regularly not based on how you feel, but based on what you need to stay on the road of Life. The next time you wait too long for your next adjustment and experience the hurt, consider filling your Chiropractic tank WAY before it gets seriously low again.
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