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Q: Who needs a chiropractor?

Posted June 25, 2014 in Advice Column, Waukee

A: Most people already know that their chiropractor can help their families with a wide spectrum of problems, from headaches to back pain to breathing and digestive disorders and much more.

But what most families don’t realize is that the best use of chiropractic care is as health and wellness care, to keep your body working at peak efficiency instead of waiting for painful symptoms to occur.

This modern approach to health care, to be proactive and pursue good body function rather than waiting until illness strikes, can save considerable suffering, and also considerable money — it costs less to keep yourself healthy than to get healthy once you have gotten sick.

Depending on your current level of health, you may require more or less attention, but one thing is for sure — if you get less care than you need, your health will get worse, and if you get the care you need, your health will get better. It’s just common sense.

So if you already have a painful problem, get over to your chiropractor right away and start working on making that better. But even if you are feeling reasonably well, if you haven’t been examined for a while, you’re probably overdue, regardless of your current condition. Don’t wait — it could lead to unnecessary discomfort and wear and tear on your body.

Think about this, and consult your chiropractor to determine the right frequency for you and your family to be checked. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Information provided by Dr. Paul Kerkhoff, Kerkhoff Chiropractic, 260 Highway 6, 987-4747.





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