Many of us deal with headaches after a long day at work. Others can experience neck pain and/or hand numbness after sitting at the computer for too long. Or maybe you develop a sore back after home renovations or yard work?
These problems usually start off infrequently and only bother us a little. But as time goes by, these aches and pains occur more often and take longer to go away. We keep telling ourselves, “Next time I will do something about this, for sure I will.” Yet weeks, months and years can go by while things slowly get worse.
I was lucky enough to visit a chiropractor early in my adult life. I wish it had happened sooner, but I was still young enough to have my back strengthen and heal. Now that I am a chiropractor myself, I love helping people when they are young and can heal quickly. Unfortunately, most people wait until they are in their 50’s and 60’s to take care of their spines, and what was once a minor discomfort has become severe pain that interferes with their sports and recreational activities. Once they begin the journey toward healing their spine, I often hear: “Why didn’t I do this sooner?”
I can’t answer that question for them; all I can say is that the sooner someone comes in, the better chance we have of making a great change!