Most people will seek out chiropractic or physical therapy treatments when they have a problem. This problem is usually phrased as “I have pain here” or “It hurts when I do this.” While this is completely normal, pain is NOT the problem but rather a symptom of the problem. Too often we find patients are focused on their pain rather than function, and will stop receiving treatment once their pain is gone.
Call it maintenance, wellness or check-ups, continued treatment is absolutely necessary for long term health benefits. Think of it this way, would you go to the gym 6 times then stop because you feel better? Of course not! You keep going because it helps you continue to feel great.
Here are 5 reasons we recommend regular visits for Chiropractic, Physical therapy or Massage therapy:
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Back injuries occur at a staggering level in the United States. It is estimated that there are over one million back injuries per year and that 8 out of every 10 individuals will suffer a back injury at some point in their life. Once you’ve experienced a back injury, statistics indicate approximately a 90% re-occurrence rate. Back injuries can be very painful and debilitating. They can not only cause back pain but radiating leg symptoms as well. They can affect every aspect of a person’s life from leisure activities, household chores, work, sleep and self care. There are many causes and combination of causes for back injuries and back pain. These include muscle sprains and strains, disc injuries, arthritis, inflammatory processes, poor posture, poor body mechanics, stress, and de-conditioning.
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A Tennis Ball and a Tube Sock
By James Howard, LMT
Life can be a pain in the back sometimes, am I right? Specifically, you might feel the pain right between your shoulder blades. You know the area, don’t you? Yeah, it’s that spot that you can’t seem to reach with your hands, no matter how much you contort.
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