Oil changes. Tire rotations. Windshield wiper blade replacements. Owning a car is a never-ending series of maintenance tasks. You do them, because you don’t want your car’s engine popping out of its hood like a jack-in-the-box while you’re driving down I-94.

Failing to maintain a car has obvious outcomes: faster wear and tear leading to earlier demise of the vehicle. There’s a close parallel you can draw from this little lesson in auto mechanics. Your body isn’t exactly like a car. It doesn’t have power steering or heated seats. But because it is also a complex arrangement of interconnected parts that move, it too needs regular maintenance!

There are many forms of self-maintenance to choose from. Eating healthful foods and getting regular exercise will both do you good. Finding time to relax and unwind can do marvels for your condition as well. And if you’re one of the half or so American adults who have received chiropractic care before, then you already know just how well it can help you feel.

Never Seen a Chiropractor Before? Here’s Why You Should.

Maybe you have been injured recently, and want to speed up your recovery. Or maybe you injured yourself a long time ago and are still feeling the fallout. A slipped disc while you were helping your buddy move, for example, or a case of carpal tunnel syndrome that has spent decades in the making. Either way, chiropractic medicine gives you many treatment options.

Restoring joints of the spine and extremities toward their best possible alignment. Promoting better functionality of the nervous system, which increases the supply of natural healing hormones and proteins to injured soft tissues. These goals of chiropractic won’t just help you live without pain and regain strength and mobility. They can help anyone move more freely, think more clearly, and avoid future injury regardless of their current health condition.

Haven’t Seen a Chiropractor in a While? Here’s Why You Should.

Neck pain, back pain, headaches, whiplash, arthritis … the list of reasons why you may previously have seen a chiropractor goes on and on. Hopefully you’re fully recovered, and no longer believe you could benefit from treatment. Or maybe pain and stiffness still flare up from time to time, but you figure that’s just the price of mortality. Either way, returning to the chiropractor for regular maintenance care can only do you good.

Here’s the funny thing about the human body: it never stops changing. Muscles adapt and ligaments change in response to minor imbalances. Joint subluxations gradually rob surrounding nerves of their ability to signal correctly. Even bones change in shape over time. When you receive regular or intermittent chiropractic care, you’re helping your body make minute changes for the better instead of for the worse. That reduces your risk of reexperiencing the same type of injury that drove you to the chiropractor in the first place.

We can’t overlook one of the best reasons to return to the chiropractor: you are pregnant again! Chiropractic care is effective at treating the low back pain, sciatic nerve pain and hip pain that are all common during pregnancy. And if you visit a chiropractor who is trained in the Webster Technique, you may also reduce your risk of complications during labor – a stressful enough time already.

Go See the Chiropractor Before Your Insurance Deductible Restarts!

With the end of the insurance benefit year fast approaching, you may be looking for any type of health care you can get right now. It’s a perfect opportunity to give chiropractic a try for the first time or the one hundredth!

Perhaps one day someone will develop “car chiropractic care,” such as electrical stimulation for dead batteries, Kinesio Tape for cracked windshields, and dry needling for flat tires. But when that day comes, you’ll still find the chiropractors of Fargo Spine doing what they love most: patient-first chiropractic care at our clinic in Fargo, ND. Schedule an appointment today to see how we can help!