Wellness is not something that you achieve, rather it is something you maintain. Compare this to a cavity free smile. If you do not continue to care for your teeth and brush regularly then you will not maintain your cavity free smile and will eventually get cavities. A similar thought process can be put to your spine. You can't just achieve a healthy spine, we need to maintain it.
Many patients attend our office to get out of pain while others come to maintain their body and stay well. Whatever your entry point is we encourage you to continue with us for the long haul. Many people accept the notion that as we age we should have limitations and we shouldn't feel as good, as energized, as well as we did when we were younger. Many believe that our health slowly declines as we age, but it doesn't have to. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In other words if you are healthy, let's keep you that way!
Lifestyle and Wellness
The shoes we wear, the way we sit, what we eat and how we handle stress has an effect on the body that can bring us towards health or away. Thousands of movements every day can positively or negatively impact our health. While the wrong decisions can slowly wear on the body, the good decisions can strengthen the body and better equip it to deal with life's stresses. Sometimes we make the right decisions but it's the environment that negatively effects us, such as the position of our keyboard at our desk, a mattress that is too soft for our body, or a steering wheel that is too high for us. The absence of pain does not mean we are functioning at 100%, rather it just means we have not passed the threshold of our body telling us something is wrong with the initiation of pain. Our body needs help to prevent daily activities from developing into serious problems and that's exactly where chiropractic care comes in.
Chiropractic Care with Wellness
When the body functions as it should this goes beyond you feel good, you function well and you are well. Many patients report benefits beyond absence of pain, such as greater energy, flexibility and mobility, more lung capacity, and even better sleep.
A thorough assessment and history enables the chiropractor to address issues that you may not be aware of or aid in issues before they develop into something more serious. Call our office at 519-940-9888 to set up a consultation with Dr. Carly Butterworth and start on the path to a healthier you!