by Amber White •
ChiroHealthUSA Social Media Specialist
Aches and pains in the body are a reality. Most of us will face them at some point in our lives. Fortunately, routine chiropractic care has been found to help ease the stresses placed on our bodies. The modern chiropractic clinic defines maintenance care as “appropriate care directed toward maintaining optimal body function.” At its best, this would require a schedule of regular chiropractic adjustments regardless of whether you were in pain or not. With this continual preventative care, even if you experience recurrences of discomfort, painful episodes are minimized.
Many practicing chiropractors recommend regular maintenance care. Your doctor determines a corrective care plan tailored to your body and goals. He or she will make sure your spine stays in proper alignment and ensure you are moving correctly. By doing so, treatment enables your doctor to find problems before they become an issue. However, you must be sure to follow through with your plan and return to each scheduled session to achieve optimal health. This maintenance care is the most important phase of care because it allows for long-term spine-correcting benefits.
A maintenance care visit will consist of wellness-based services such as a regular spinal adjustment, stretching, strength exercises, and massage. During these visits, your chiropractor will help strengthen and treat your muscles, joints, and spine, so that they will effectively perform your daily life activities. Dr. Nicole L. Ingrando explains, “the better we maintain ourselves, the more we can avoid unnecessary surgeries.” Consult your local chiropractor to see how chiropractic maintenance care can help you be your best self.