The Spinal Column

Piedmont Chiropractic

Once you go to a chiropractor, you have to go for the rest of your life, right? - the answer may surprise you!

Much like going to the dentist or the gym many people notice the benefits of seeing their chiropractor when they are not in pain.  We don’t brush our teeth because they hurt; we brush them to keep them from hurting. 

Often we find that patients come in with no idea why they are hurting.  Sometimes a simple movement that should not cause pain will be the breaking point.  After days and months of poor posture (prolonged sitting, poor ergonomics, etc.), daily stress and occasional traumas the body simply can’t take anymore.  Stress, irritation and inflammation of the joints often happens silently.  Misalignments and imbalances can cause abnormal stress and wear and tear on the spine, the body's frame. Maintenance/wellness chiropractic care helps to keep the spine mobile and relieve ongoing stress which can help prevent problems in the future.

Massage can also be beneficial to help maintain your way of life.  Many of the benefits of regular massage therapy are relief from anxiety, headaches, stress, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, sprains/strains or sports injuries.

Regular stretching, healthy habits, and maintenance chiropractic can help assure proper mobility and alignment of the spine and regular massage can help maintain the balance of the muscles.  Going to the chiropractor does not mean you have to go for the rest of your life but many people do see the benefits of keeping a regular monthly adjustment or massage.  We allow our patients to make the decision based on what they feel is best for their health but we do recommend wellness treatment to most patients.