Everyone knows you shouldn’t let the gas gauge get to E; you’re really taking a gamble if you do. Fill it up when it hits a quarter tank because you don’t want to run out of fuel when you need it most, or damage your engine.

Likewise, you don’t want to let your ‘chiropractic gas needle’ get to E before you come in for an adjustment. Some people feel they can go several weeks or months without an adjustment because they’re cruising along, feeling just fine. And it’s true. Based on your health, lifestyle, and activity levels, adjustments can hold for a while, but not forever. Unfortunately, 9 times out of 10, folks who fail to gauge their adjustments properly show up with some issue as a reminder they waited too long. That’s now how maintenance care works.

Maintaining a healthy spine is a proactive decision; something you do regularly. Not based on how you feel, but based on what you need to stay on the road of life. The next time you wait too long for your next adjustment and experience issues, consider filling your chiropractic tank WAY before it gets seriously low again.

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Until next week,

Dr. Jen