10. The straw will break the camel’s back
We’ve all heard the expression “the straw that broke the camel’s back.” This is true for too many people who ignore minor spinal problems. One day they do something silly, like bend down to tie their shoe and they can’t get up. Major problems are much more painful and expensive to care for, and they can ruin your life forever.
9. The times that you need your spine the most will be the time that it will tend to give out on you
If you neglect your spine, you can be sure that when you need it the most due to stress, physical activity, business travel, vacation or even a big game, it might give out on you. Extra stress on a weak spine and nervous system can overload it during your most important life events. Regular adjustments as a part of your lifestyle can keep you healthy and prevent these inconvenient episodes from putting a damper on your life.
8. Nerve pressure can exist without pain
According to the research, pain is not a good indicator of how healthy or unhealthy your spine is. Spinal examinations such as posture, weight balance, palpation, muscle testing, computer scans and x-rays are much better indicators. Pain is usually the last to show up and the first to be relieved when you begin chiropractic care.
7. Nerves supply your whole body
Your spine protects your nerve system, the master control center of your body. Vital energy flows over your nerves and communications with every cell. Nerve pathways must be clear for the messages to get through. If you have an uncorrected spinal problem, it can cause a decrease in the function of vital organs and systems, and lead to severe problems.
6. Deterioration can begin within 2 weeks
The birth process is often when the first spinal injury occurs. Think about how many two weeks have passed since you were born. Researchers found that when the spine is misaligned it can begin to deteriorate within 2 weeks. How many two weeks are there from a childhood fall to age 50? Is it any wonder why more than 15 million people are diagnosed with osteoarthritis each year?
5. Grandma and Grandpa didn’t get crooked overnight. They grew that way over time
This goes along with number 6. Over time, the spine and nervous system deteriorates, not because of age, but because of subluxations. Just like the tires on your car wear down unevenly when they are misaligned, the same can happen in your spine. You may have some areas in your spine that look like they are 80 years old while you have other areas that are more like a 30 year old. You can keep your entire spine healthy longer with chiropractic Lifestyle Care.
4. Your quality of life depends on a healthy spine
If you want to be healthy and active as you age, your spine and nervous system must be healthy. Period.
3. Good posture keeps you young and attractive
When your body becomes bent over and crooked, you will look and feel old and decrepit. If you keep your posture and your spine straight and strong, you will stay healthy, young and attractive. Many people attempt to use facelifts to preserve their youthful appearance as they age. A facelift would look silly on a person whose spine was neglected. Now more than ever, you cannot afford to get sick. Crisis care costs are astronomical and an unhealthy spine and nervous system can be the cause of so many problems.
1. Because your Chiropractor cares
Don’t wait until you have intense pain and suffering to get checked by a Doctor of Chiropractic. Make an appointment soon.
Dr. Eric Plasker, DC
Eric Plasker, DC, is an international bestseller author. His books include 100 Year Lifestyle Workout book and The 100 Year Lifestyle. Dr. Plasker defines a new model for living in a world of extended lifespans where you as an individual can express your full potential for a lifetime. His media messages have reached hundreds of millions of people through appearances on CNN, FOX, TBS, ABC, CBS, NBC and many more.