I’ve been working for Absolute Health Chiropractic for almost a month now, and I wanted to share a few things I’ve learned since I’ve been here. 

Here’s my top 5.

 5. Chiropractic can help anyone. I had no idea that chiropractic could help infants and children. I thought it was just for adults with back or neck problems. Infants and children, just like adults, can have misaligned or immobile areas of their spine. Dr. Cait  has treated children for colic, upper respiratory infections, autism and eczema with great results!

 4. Chiropractic just isn’t for back and neck pain. It can help resolve a variety of symptoms including some you wouldn’t think of. Such as: ringing ears, headaches, insomnia, depression, fatigue and allergies. We recently had a new patient who was shocked that she did not have an allergic reaction to a dog and cat.  Her mother and aunt actually pointed it out to her that she wasn’t sneezing or stuffy.

 3. Preventive care is necessary. Well if you want to save yourself some pain, money and time in the long run. Monthly visits help make sure your spine stays in its correct alignment, and can catch small problems before they become big problems. Pain is the last symptom to show up and the first to go away.  By the time that you have pain, the incorrect muscle firing patterns and misalignments have been present for a long time.  A smoke detector doesn’t go off at the first sign of smoke.  A significant amount of smoke must build up to set it off.  Pain and our bodies react the same way.

 2. Everybody’s different. Of course everybody is different. Well what I’m referring to is the number of adjustments needed to return your spine back to its proper alignment. Sometimes people have been out of alignment for so long that it takes a large number of adjustments. Other times the problem can be more acute and it can be resolved faster.

 1. Consistency is key. I already knew this applied to fitness, now I know the same is true for Chiropractic work. Dr. Cait tailors the treatment plan to you. If your treatment program is for you to be adjusted two or three times a week, do your best to make sure you get in for them. If you can’t make an appointment, reschedule it. Once you start to fall out of routine it’s harder to get back on track.