Regular chiropractic adjustments enhance the body’s natural recuperative functions. Chiropractic as a preventive care system allows us to locate dysfunction early, before it interferes and impairs the nervous system.

Resorting to pain medication does not fix a problem. It only masks the symptoms and provides short-term relief. Once the pill wears off, the pain will return.

Chiropractors look for the root of the problem. Instead of masking the problem, they treat it and by going directly to the source. For many, this is the spine and connecting joints. By treating the problem at the source, you will get relief, but that relief should be long lasting, if not permanent.

Chiropractic care involves manual therapy and is all natural. Most pain relievers, even over-the-counter pills, have side effects. Certain medications can result in stomach ulcers and bleeding especially with prolonged use. Some medications interact with others. Pain medications are risky for children, the elderly, and pregnant or nursing mothers.

Preventive chiropractic care is less invasive, and produces results that are long-lasting. Giving your body the care it needs to maintain a strong and healthy immune system, muscle tone and proper spinal alignment is a great way to stay healthy. In short, regular spinal adjustments combined with healthful habits and a good mental attitude can help your body’s defenses against disease.

- Published March 19, 2014 | By Dr. Derek Day