One of the favorite types of care that we provide in our Tulsa chiropractic clinic is preventive care. We often call this wellness care or maintenance care. It basically is a once- or twice-a-month chiropractic treatment patients get when they aren't really suffering from an injury or ailment.
Who Needs Preventive Care?
Anyone with a spine can benefit from regular chiropractic treatment. Stress, bad posture, aging and injuries can all impact the function of the spine and over time can cause disruptions in the flow of impulses in the nervous system. A chiropractic adjustment can catch these problems when they begin, rather than when they become a big problem.
Anyone who works a job that involves prolonged sitting or standing, or working in a position that is considered to be poor posture needs chiropractic preventive care. Dentists and machinists who hunch over all day, students and computer programmers who look down all day, waitresses who are on their feet all day--all of these jobs have the potential to cause muscle fatigue and irritation that can lead to chronic pain.
Athletes, especially weekend warriors, run the risk of having long term effects from injuries sustained while enjoying their sport.
People with chronic inflammatory illnesses like arthritis, fibromyalgia and myofasciatis can experience relief with chiropractic care.
Moderate and particularly heavy physical work creates a tremendous amount of wear and tear on the body. Regular chiropractic treatment can help speed healing and prevent chronic problems.
Whether we like to admit it or not, all of us are aging. The natural wear and tear on our joints can lead to arthritis and chronic pain. Old injuries that have grown scar tissue can lead to mobility restrictions--from neck stiffness to the inability to walk without assistance from a cane or walker.
Regular, preventive chiropractic appointments can help alleviate and prevent some of these problems, while also keeping your spine, nerves and surrounding tissues functioning at the top of their game. If we can answer any questions about preventive care please give us a call. We are glad to help.