I have a friend who went to the chiropractor on a regular basis without fail. He told me that it was for his well being, and we never really discussed it beyond that until a couple of months ago. He asked me if I had ever been to a chiropractor in San Diego before, and I told him no. When he asked me why not, I explained that I had never had significant pain in my back. I did have backaches when I did not sleep right or after an extremely hard day at work, but those went away within a day or so.
He asked me another question then. He wanted to know how often I see a dentist. I had to laugh because I figured he knew I went twice a year. Most everyone I know goes every six months to get their teeth cleaned and then examined. I did not connect his two questions until he told me that playing the preventative game for one part of my body but not another didn’t really seem like such a smart idea. He is a really good friend, so I did not take offense to this at all. It actually got me thinking, because he is right.
I don’t wait until I have a toothache to go to the dentist, so why would I wait until I have a bad backache before I went to a chiropractor? I go to my regular doctor once a year just to make sure everything is still going good inside my body, so I really needed to do that for my back too. I made an appointment with his chiropractor, and I can now see after being there a few times why he is so persistent about going to see him on such a regular basis.