I’m constantly reminded '…don't let the gas gauge get to E.’ Fill up when there is a quarter left because you don't want to run out of gas when you need it the most - like when on the highway with a car full of kids.
Similarly, you don't want to let your 'Chiropractic gas needle' get to E prior to coming in for an adjustment. Some patients feel they can go several weeks or months without an adjustment since they're cruising along, feeling just fine. And it's true. Based on your health, lifestyle and activity levels adjustments can hold for quite a long time - but not forever. Regrettably, 9 times out of 10, the patients who fail to gauge their adjustments properly show up with some ache or pain as a cue they've waited too long. And that's not how maintenance works.
Maintaining a healthy spine is a proactive act... something you do regularly not based on how you feel, but based on what you need to stay on the road of Life. The next time you wait too long for your next adjustment and encounter the hurt, consider filling your Chiropractic tank LONG before it gets seriously low again.