Arlington (TX) Chiropractic Blog
8 Reasons Why You Should Never Skip Your Chiropractic Appointments
There are 8 reasons why it is crucial that you do not miss your chiropractic appointments.
Chiropractic Is About Prevention
Regularly scheduled adjustments is a lifestyle that focuses on preventing illness and disease. Medical doctors focus on masking symptoms while Chiropractors focus on healing. Vertebral subluxation is when one or more of the bones of your spine move out of position and create pressure on the spinal nerves. When a subluxation is not cared for, a vast amount of symptoms may be experienced. These symptoms include headaches, digestive issues, carpal tunnel, anxiety, and fatigue.
Chiropractic Care Treatment Plans Are Personalized
Chiropractic care is customized to each patient’s physical need. The frequency is selected just for you by Dr. Michael Hughlett. When a patient misses appointments, the treatment plan is compromised. The patient is also questioning the treatment plan that has been outlined for them.
Chiropractic Care Is About Ownership
Chiropractic care has the strongest effect when both the doctor and the patient do their part. Dr. Hughlett is passionate about Chiropractic and helping his patients heal. It is vital that patients feel the same way toward their health and healing. When this occurs there is a great synergy between the patient and Dr. Hughlett. This combined effort leads to remarkable healing.
Chiropractic Care Accrues
Each appointment leads to progress which magnifies the healing result. Missing appointments breaks this continuum of care and can result in reduced therapeutic benefits.
Chiropractic Care May Increase Immune Function
The nervous system and immune system work together to create optimal responses for the body to heal appropriately. Neural malfunctions caused by spinal misalignments are stressful to the body. This can lead to poorly coordinated immune system responses. Chiropractic adjustments boost the integrated responses of the nervous system and immune system.
Chiropractic Can Block Stress And Anxiety
It might seem that since chiropractic adjustments are a physical manipulation or movement of the vertebrae it is not directly related to emotional health. Stress has a major impact on emotional health. During and after an adjustment, many patients experience a reduction of stress levels.
This relief can cause the body to be less stressed, which can then start a calming affect on the brain. Adjustments can instantly be extremely relaxing. This can release tension and reduce anxiety. It can also improve hormone levels by balancing your brain’s chemicals and enhancing your mood.
Chiropractic Decreases Text Neck Epidemic
Text neck is the term used to describe neck pain and damage sustained from looking down at cell phones, tablets, or other wireless devices too frequently and for too long. The human head weighs about 12 pounds, so as the neck bends forward and down the weight on the spine begins to increase. At a 15-degree angle, this weight is about 27 pounds, at 30 degrees it’s 40 pounds, at 45 degrees it’s 49 pounds, and at 60 degrees it’s 60 pounds. This poor posture can be detrimental to health and well-being.
Keeping Appointments Is Respectful To Self and Others
Each time an appointment is missed without alerting us in advance, it is hurting many people. It hurts your healing process, Dr. Hughlett, who is deeply concerned about your well-being, and the scheduling of the office. We do understand that emergencies happen and advance notice is not always possible, but those circumstances are the exceptions. Please contact the office to let us know if you need to reschedule so we can help keep you on your treatment plan.