Why Do I Need Follow-up Visits?
Does this picture look familiar to you? It definitely does! It is from the previous article on ‘The Last Straw that Breaks the Camel’s Back’. If you have missed it, feel free to read it up for a better heads-up.
Before we go into details, I want you to reflect on the first time you learnt how to walk as a baby, the first time you learnt how to ride a bike or even the first time you decided to hit the gym to build some muscles! Interesting isn’t it, all of them take time and efforts, but it’s all worthwhile. Muscle memory plays a big role in learning. It takes time to learn a new skill, it takes repetitive stimulation to make the unfamiliar familiar to your body. And once you get the hang of it, it feels good.
The same philosophy applied to your road to recovery. More often time that you have been in that awkward posture in front of your desktop/mobile gadget for a long time, more often time that you had some aches/injuries that you have been ignoring for a long time, more often time that you knew you had to do something about it but didn’t have time to look into what’s wrong to your body, and bit by bit, your body adapts to your ‘norm’. If your problem took time to build up to the level it is at today, it takes time to resolve it too. Creating a new muscle memory is the key. However, many do not understand this and may drop out of care too early, and that lead to the re-occurrence of problems that could have been prevented from becoming chronic in the first place.
Pain makes themselves known in a big way when the last straw, the 1000th straw is laid upon and the camel’s back suddenly breaks. However, with chiropractic care, the pain itself may quickly ‘fixed’ and so the patient stops receiving care, but a while later, the problem returns. What happened? Isn’t my problem has been fixed? The truth is the bulk of the problem remained under the limit of 999 straws is disguised by the lack of symptoms, but with just a few extra straws, it is ready to surface again. In Connect Chiropractic, we are ready to assist you in your road to recovery whenever you are ready to be healthy and fit again. Meanwhile, you should stop adding straws to your back by stopping those bad habits that you know that are no good to your health. Stay tune for our next article!