By: Dr. Jim Bodoh, Chiropractor at River City Chiropractic
This is a great phrase as it relates to your health and chiropractic care. The Golden Gate Bridge is an iconic bridge in the United States. It was the longest suspension bridge from end to end at the time it was built (http://goldengatebridge.org/research/). There is a rumor that the bridge is painted end to end annually, and that the bridge is so big that it takes all year to complete. Although this is false and the bridge is only touched up every year, the Golden Gate Bridge does require a constant maintenance team to help keep it in tip-top shape.
This is just like your body because you need constant maintenance care to stay in top shape. Think about all the times that you sleep wrong, have an accident or fall, or just tweak something. All of those little things add up, and if they are not taken care of they can lead to bigger problems. I can already hear the people screaming, “I knew it, once you go to the chiropractor you have to go for the rest of your life!” To this I simply respond, what other doctor do you know of that you go to once and they say that you are good to go and never have to come back in again? If you go into your eye doctor for a checkup and everything checks out fine, do they say, you know you should be good for the rest of your life because your eyes look great now. No, they want to follow up in a while to make sure nothing changes from year to year. This is the same with chiropractors; we want to check up on you to make sure that the little problems don’t become bigger ones. Just like on the Golden Gate Bridge, they see the benefit of doing a little maintenance here and there so that they don’t have to replace the whole bridge.
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