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Many people ask this question quite a lot. Why should I go to a chiropractor? I hear it a lot. “I don’t have much (or any) pain in my neck or back. I don’t need to go to a chiropractor”. While this is a nice thought in theory, it normally just isn’t true. Even though you may not have pain doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go. You likely go to the dentist every six months even if you don’t have a cavity. You go so that you can have a checkup and take preventative measures against future damage. Making visits to a chiropractor are rather similar to this practice.
A chiropractor isn’t just someone to go to after you have gotten hurt. While you should certainly go if you are in pain, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a reason to go at any other point. By visiting a chiropractor on a regular basis, you can actually help keep your bones and muscles aligned to prevent pain in the future. Consistent spinal adjustments can help improve your posture which, even in adults, can help to reduce the risk of different spinal defects. Releasing tension and air pockets in your joints, which occurs when a chiropractor “cracks” your joints can also help to not only relieve pain you may not have realized you had but can also help to delay disorders such as arthritis, studies have shown.
A chiropractor also is not only able to help with back and neck pain. Often, they can help with almost any other part of the body and are not even confined to this. Chiropractors can offer medical advice in regards to lifestyle, diet, exercise regimens, and many other things. While they cannot prescribe any medication to you, there are many other useful things a chiropractic doctor can do for you.
The fact is, a chiropractor has gone to medical school just like any other doctor and has then specialized in this specific field. Many fear that chiropractors are not doctors, but that is simply not true. If you trust your family doctor to give you medical advice, there is really no reason not to trust a chiropractor to do the same. Come on into Wirth and we will show you some of the many reasons you should come to a chiropractor.

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