As a chiropractor in Freehold, NJ, I hear many people complain about neck pain, low back pain, sciatica, numbness and tingling or migraine headaches quite often. Problem is, most don’t do anything about it. They ignore the symptoms thinking they will just go away, or that they will just learn to live with it.
What would you do if your car’s low oil light or check engine light came on today? Would you top off with some quality fresh engine oil and get your engine checked or would you put black tape over the bright annoying light so you wouldn’t have to deal with it anymore?
Ignoring the warning signs will cause your engine to eventually fail. And if you were checking the oil level regularly for maintenance of your car and adding oil when needed, the light might not have come on in the first place. The same goes for your spine and regular chiropractic check ups.
When you don’t get your spine adjusted, pain is the warning signal. Unfortunately by the time the pain shows up you have been out of adjustment for way too long. If that’s the case, don’t just cover up the pain with Tylenol, Advil or other pain killers that just mask the symptoms and have many harmful side effects. Make sure to get your spine properly adjusted and maintained to avoid catastrophe down the road.
By ignoring your pains, headaches and numbness and tingling, the problems become more chronic. It has been shown that joints that are misaligned for more than just 2 weeks start to exhibit arthritis. Arthritic or degenerative changes in the joints are progressive in nature. It is much easier to correct and prevent arthritis by having the spine and body checked on a regular basis. If you have low back pain or neck pain, and you ignore the warning signals, the discs can start to bulge or herniate too. Disc degeneration is also progressive and very expensive to correct if you wait too long. Your health will be optimized and your health care costs are kept to a minimum by preventing the problem from occurring.
Similar to the car, we are taught to have the oil, lube and filter performed every 3000 to 5000 miles to keep the car performance up and prevent the car from breaking down. Doesn’t it make more sense to prevent your body from breaking down so you can enjoy your regular daily activities?
You don’t have to live with your back pain, neck pain, sciatica, headaches and migraines, numbness and tingling, Fibromyalgia or other pains you are experiencing. Gain the pain free life you deserve so you can enjoy your family, social life and other activities you like. Chiropractic helps prevent spinal degeneration. Your body and health is worth the investment!
Our office, Hometown Family Wellness Center located in Freehold, NJ has been helping 1000’s of people from around Monmouth County over the past 6 years. From Marlboro, Manalapan, Howell, Jackson, Colts Neck, Morganville and many other neighboring towns, patients have seen the full health and wellness benefits of chiropractic. Watch what they have to say by clicking here.