If chiropractic adjustments have made your aches and pains disappear—it’s vital that you continue getting adjusted on a regular basis! Just because your symptoms have gone away does not mean that the misalignment in your spine has been fully corrected. Nor is it a guarantee that the pain will not return should you stop receiving maintenance adjustments.
Just as braces move teeth into proper position, chiropractic adjustments move vertebrae back into proper alignment over time—but regular maintenance is required to help maintain the desired results. If a patient of orthodontics does not wear a retainer after the braces come off, over time the teeth will move out of proper alignment. The same principle holds true to maintaining the proper alignment of the delicate spine.
Furthermore, Doctors of Chiropractic are trained to detect problem areas in your spine before they develop into aches, pains and health problems. Think of it as preventive maintenance that will help keep your body functioning at maximum capacity.