While “chiropractic” is a rather common word, you may be wondering what exactly it is. In other words, why should you make going to your Athens chiropractor a priority in your life? What benefits does it have to offer you?
Perhaps the easiest way to describe chiropractic care is by using a car analogy. Having an automobile requires that you get regular maintenance to ensure that it continues to run smoothly. In addition to periodic check-ups, sometimes you have to take it in for repair. A part starts to malfunction or it is involved in an accident and needs to be fixed.
Well, the same is true for your body. Your health is best protected when you engage in proactive healthcare, but sometimes you have an accident (like a slip and fall or a car accident) and you need to see a doctor to get your body back in good shape.
The one major difference between a car and your body is that cars can be replaced. With your body, you can’t just “go get a new one” or “trade it in” when the damage is too costly. So, keeping it in pristine condition needs to be a priority if you are going to expect it to look well and run smoothly well into your golden years.
Because a chiropractor deals with spinal health, attending regular appointments will help get and keep you in good health. It will reduce your likelihood of having back and neck pain that can lower your quality of life and it also keeps your body’s systems running as efficiently as possible.
Your spinal column houses your central nervous system, which is the communication between your brain and all of your organs, muscles, and tissues. So, if it is out of place at all, other areas of your body can suffer, causing them to malfunction and, sometimes, stop working all together.
So make visits with your chiropractor a priority. Call today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Hitchcock at Family Chiropractic of Athens today. He’ll take good care of you – whether you’re just looking for maintenance or need a tune-up!