We recently had the pleasure of seeing a returning patient who had not received chiropractic treatment for 6 years.  She called because her neck gave out, although she felt it coming on for a while.  In fact, she said she was telling her husband for months that she needed to get back to see Dr. Holst.  So, go!, he kept telling her. 

So what kept her away? 

Immediately upon receiving her first adjustment, she rolled her eyes and said, I don’t know why I stayed away so long. 

So I asked, What would it have taken to get you back in, say one or two years ago, before the pain returned? 

She thought for a minute, and said life gets in the way but then paused as she came to the realization that pain is a great motivator. 

This is true for many, it’s basic human nature.  Nonetheless, if it has been a while for you, I’d like to see if we can get you to come back in before the pain begins.

When we first saw Mary a little over ten years ago, she was very excited about her care.  What’s not to get excited about when you’re feeling relief?  Unfortunately, after a few years of regular support care, the process became ho-hum.  She forget how much better good regular chiropractic was making her feel.  Then she missed an appointment here, then another appointment there, and before long she was… Missing in Action

Life got in the way of staying healthy.

Whether you are considering stopping your current program of care or you’ve been away for a while, here are a few thoughts to keep in mind:

  • Arthritis occurs when stress and trauma overcomes our ability to heal.
  • Arthritis is a progressively degenerative disease that begins within 2 weeks of the stress or trauma
  • Arthritis is nearly always painless in the beginning
  • Mechanical function, our ability to move, is directly affected by arthritis
  • Daily stretching helps support joint movement and slows the degenerative process
  • Chiropractic care is necessary to STOP the degeneration, because we never stretch deep enough, long enough or often enough.

Chiropractic adjustments help our bodies function better.  Better movement.  Better nerve communication between our brain and our body.  Less pain.  So, whether it’s been six years or a month from your last adjustment, it’s time to come back.  Let’s get you back to better health and vitality.

For Better Health, Naturally!


Peter A. Holst, D.C.