It’s fair to say that we are all in various states of spinal decay, but the key word here is “various”. We’re not all equal, some of us are degenerating faster than others.
Imagine for a moment if you’d never been to a dentist for a teeth cleaning, and you’d never maintained your dental health with daily brushing and flossing. How would your smile look? Yikes! It might scare people away!
Imagine for a moment if you never exercised. We hope this is difficult to imagine! How would your body look? How would you feel, how would your clothes fit? What would your energy be like? Probably not ideal.
We all recognize the need to maintain these things, in fact anything we want to last needs maintenance. And yet, for most of us, we’ve never really done anything to maintain our spine and nervous system health, even though it’s the “master system” of the body, controlling all bodily functions. As a result, many of us will have spinal degeneration and decay starting to develop in our late teens and twenties. Left to continue, by our thirties and forties we can be in pretty bad shape inside, with advanced degeneration, loss of spinal curves, poor posture, and disc damage or hernias.
What to do? First, stop the bleeding! That is, see a Chiropractor and start the correction process. Adopt healthier lifestyle habits including regular exercise, whatever you enjoy. Get into maintenance. If you improve under Chiropractic care, don’t drop it when you feel better but continue into the maintenance phase. Life stress doesn’t stop, gravity doesn’t stop, so if you put in the effort to improve your spinal health, don’t loose all that work, keep it going with maintenance.
Most of us have neglected our spinal health for decades. It won’t be fixed overnight, but there is hope to turn things around if you’re ready to put in the effort.