There are a number of ways to minimise the severity of subluxations in your body and reduce the likelihood of them occurring. Some avoidable causes of subluxations include poor posture, a soft unsupportive bed, incorrect pillow height, a badly set up work station, high heels, dehydration, poor lifting techniques etc. Ask your chiropractor for tips on these. Workshops are frequently held to give you more information on this and help you get the best results from your care.
Exercising, stretching, good nutrition, plenty of rest, positive thoughts, reducing stress are other ways to minimise subluxations.
Unfortunately some forces or stressors the body is unable to avoid, hence why we we recommend regular checkups even when you are not in pain. Just think about what you put your body through over just a one or two week period. Long periods of sitting? Lack of exercise or vigorous hard core exercise? Frequent smart phone use, with a forward head posture?
Some stressors you may be unaware of, such as food intolerances, poor gut health or a parasitic infection. This is where functional medicine and applied kinesiology can help.
Though if you choose Chiropractic simply for pain relief then we will respect your decision and welcome you with open arms whenever you feel a need for a visit.