Does it take a while for you to get going in the morning? Are your joints or back stiff and achy when you first wake up, and take a few hours to loosen? Tired, stiff joints can leave you feeling much older than you are.
Motion is life. If you let anything sit in one place too long, it’s bound to freeze up like a rusty hinge. Spinal joints, subjected to long standing subluxations (also known as misalignments) are no different.
That’s why maintenance chiropractic care is so beneficial! Adjustments unlock ‘stuck’ joints before they become painful, arthritic, and frozen in place. The longer you wait for that stiffness to ‘just go away’, the more work is required to get them moving again once stiffness becomes painful.
Like rusty hinges, chronically fixated joints take a little TLC and more frequent adjustments to become free again. If you want to avoid that hassle, the smart move would be to visit your chiropractor when you first start to feel any stiffness or discomfort.
Another option is to visit your chiropractor on a regular basis as a preventative measure. That way, you can prevent any future stiffness or discomfort and are less likely to have a flare up!