Why go to a chiropractor when I'm not in pain?
"I feel great! I don't need to come in anymore..."
is something that we hear all the time. While I am always happy to hear that we have helped the patient, I also cringe when I hear it as an excuse to discontinue care. Here's the deal. Pain is a very poor indicator of health, but it is how we are taught to judge our health from day one. Our current health care model is completely pain and symptom based. You go to the doctor because you're in pain, you get a pill, and the pain stops. Voila! You're better! The pain is gone! But wait, are you truly healed or did you just manage to cover up a symptom?
Most people are living at a mediocre level of health.
Pain management is a cycle. Wellness is a lifestyle.