Many people go to the chiropractor only when they are in pain and go to get relief of symptoms. When symptoms get better, this is a good thing; however, it takes time for the body to heal the years of damage to the spine, muscles, ligaments and tissues that led up to the symptoms. This is like going to a gym one time and expecting to look amazing. Symptoms are your body telling you that it can no longer compensate for the injury and traumas it has sustained over the years from bumps and falls, sports, accidents and more. A heart attack is the first symptom a person feels of heart disease but the heart has been deteriorating for years without the person even knowing it. Cancer has been growing for years even before a person will have a symptom and may already be stage 4 when found. This is why chiropractors recommend coming in on a regular basis to get checked until your body has had a chance to get through the healing process and repair itself. A muscle strain takes 3 to 4 weeks to heal, a sprain takes about 6 weeks, how long do you think the spine may take? Chiropractors work with the spine, ligaments, muscles and fascia which takes time to heal. The body needs time to heal, be patient and positive and you will not regret it! We live in a world that is looking for instant gratification, but that is not real when it comes to the human body. Research shows that people who use chiropractic on a regular basis are sick less, have less allergies, sustain less injuries, have better posture, have improved mood, less depression and anxiety, are more health conscious, and live a better quality of life. Chiropractic is preventative care that can help you function optimally and prevent injury. Why do you change the oil in your car after so many miles? To maintain its integrity of course, is it not even more important to maintain the health of your spine? Why not see a chiropractor regularly to maintain your spinal health and not wait until your body is screaming at you. By the time your body is feeling pain, the spine, ligaments and muscles have been re-injured, and are weak and strained. As a chiropractor, I believe the health of the nervous system is the most important aspect of the human body. I get checked once a week to ensure that my nervous system and immune system are functioning at 100%. This may sound excessive, but having my nervous system checked is as important to me as getting proper sleep, exercise, nutritious food, and vitamins. I used to suffer from migraines and chronic tension and never want to go back to that. As long as I am functioning at 100%, I do not get migraines, the flu, cold, infections, allergies, nor have I needed to take any antibiotics. Incorporate chiropractic into your healthy lifestyle and you will notice many positive changes in your health and overall quality of life!