It is never fun going to any kind of doctor, even if it is just for a checkup. At least, that is what I used to think. When my wife had to go see a Philadelphia chiropractor for a sore neck, I went with her because she has an aversion to doctors of any kind. I was mainly there just to provide comfort for her, but I ended up learning a lot. There was a lot of information in the waiting room. Even though we did not have to wait long to see the chiropractor on that first visit, I was still able to learn a lot just from the pamphlets that were in there.
I learned even more once we met with the chiropractor. He asked a lot of questions and looked at the information she had filled out on her medical history paperwork. He then started a physical examination, which included feeling her neck, shoulders and back, but it also involved her moving too. He wanted to see how far she could go on certain movements before the pain would start, and he was able to determine what needed to be done from that.
I was amazed when she said she felt better after the adjustment. I was also curious, and I asked her chiropractor what else an adjustment can help. I was amazed with his answer. Everyone should get regular adjustments because of the wear and tear that we put on our bodies. It takes years of this abuse and damage before the pain even begins, which is why regular alignments are good for people who haven’t reached the stage of feeling the pain yet. It is part of the preventative measurements that people need to take so their bodies feel a lot better when they get older. That is why my wife and I go for regular adjustments now!