Whenever something gets damaged or stops functioning, we have a choice. Will I just patch it up and hope it works for a while, or will I fix the underlying problem? Patching offers just a temporary solution. Before long, the issue will be back. However, to have a long-term solution, we need to find a way to actually fix the issue.
The same is true for spinal health. Will I see my chiropractor only when something hurts or is “out”, or will I work toward fixing the underlying issue? When you get a chiropractic adjustment, your vertebrae are put back in the right place. This usually relieves the pain for a while, but our muscles tend to pull the spine back out of alignment. Regular chiropractic adjustments help retrain your spine to be correctly aligned, and your muscles learn to hold the vertebrae in their proper place.
If you would like more information about how you can achieve lasting spinal health, please talk to Dr. Hoffman or Dr. McAlpine at your next visit.