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Question of the day: “If I don’t have any pain, why should I see a chiropractor?”

The most important thing we need to understand here is that health is not only about how you feel, it is about how well your body is functioning.

Here are some things to consider:

* When you have a cold, your body was exposed to a virus long before you feel a runny and stuffy nose.

* By the time you feel physical diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease or arthritis, they have been developing and worsening for 10-25 years or longer.

* In 60% of cases of cardiovascular disease, the first symptom is either a heart attack or death.

* When you feel pain from a dental cavity, this is long after the cavity began forming inside your mouth.

Alarming? It should be!

The same is true of your spine and nervous system. When you feel pain in your spine and other parts of your body, it is likely that dysfunction had developed over quite some time. This is where chiropractic comes in. Chiropractors can assess the function of your body, primarily your joints and nervous system. Even though you may feel ‘fine,’ chiropractic care can identify areas functioning sub-optimally so that these same areas can be addressed to maximize health and avoid pain altogether.