Chiropractic care gained early attention for making a positive impact on neck and back symptoms. Continuing scientific research established that although Chiropractic care alleviated neck and back pain, the results expanded to a much greater extent. Consistent Chiropractic visits directly produce benefits in overall organ health, prevention of bone and nerve degeneration, increased range of motion, and injury prevention. A study published in 2011 evaluated the data from previous scientific literature and hypothesized that the best benefits achieved through Chiropractic treatment occur over long-term maintenance care due to the optimal health influence experienced by the brain, nerves, bones, and soft tissue.
The application of on-going Chiropractic adjustments (with or without the presence of pain symptoms) optimises spine and nervous system health and function. Millions of Chiropractic patients all over the world utilise wellness or maintenance care. Research points to an uncompromising link between Chiropractic maintenance care and the optimised levels of function within the body. Wellness care provides a process of achieving the best possible function and health available.
Science validates that unhealthy spinal joint integrity will produce negative short and long-term changes. If a spinal joint loses the ability to move freely, articular surface degeneration can begin in less than one week. A lack of spinal joint mobility also accompanies neural degeneration, neuroplasticity changes, neuron loss, muscle atrophy, and muscle weakness at an average rate of two to four weeks. The negative reactions occur even without the presence of pain or symptoms. Regular and consistent Chiropractic adjustments provide the necessary foundation for optimal health and well-being.
The onset or progression of potentially permanent nervous system and spinal degeneration occurs with or without the presence of immediate symptoms. An adage encourages people to proactively invest in an ounce of prevention rather than be subjected to a pound of cure. It is our recommendation that children and adults should be checked for the presence of biomechanical dysfunction by a skilled Chiropractor on a regular basis. Wellness care not only helps to prevent the deterioration of spine and nervous system health, but also helps to optimise brain and central nervous system function. Newborn infants and adults all experience health by way of the functional capacity of the nervous system. Chiropractic offers the chance for optimal health to everyone within the community.
PLoS One. 2018 Sep 12;13(9):e0203029. The Nordic Maintenance Care program: Effectiveness of chiropractic maintenance care versus symptom-guided treatment for recurrent and persistent low back pain-A pragmatic randomized controlled trial.