We are all aware that servicing cars regularly helps ensure that you have a trouble-free motoring experience. It also helps you save a lot of money in getting the car fixed at a later date. This is the same attitude that we need to maintain towards our bodies; but very few of us focus on this aspect of our lives. Having said that, there is a vast difference between the human body and cars.
How the Body Reacts to Wear and Tear
The latter are made up of various mechanical components that have to endure regular wear and tear. When this occurs, the machine cannot repair itself, and human intervention is required to fix problems that arise. However, the human body is an amazing piece of work. The minute we tear a muscle, cut ourselves or even break a bone, our natural self-repair mechanism gets into action.
If you strain your neck or back or even any other joint in your body, the system takes certain actions to sort out the problem in the best possible way. The point to note here is that the human body does the best it can. There are times when we strain ourselves while lifting heavy things, when we trip and fall, or even meet with an accident. In situations such as these, the body is unable to sort itself out naturally; this is when it adapts itself to the strain.
It’s how the muscle minimises various effects of the strain, which results in reducing pain; in some cases, it may disappear altogether. As a matter of fact, this is also why many people don’t bother to seek any medical intervention after injuring themselves. Instead, they simply wait to see whether the pain will vanish its own; and more often than not, it does. This, however, doesn’t mean that the condition has been resolved, it only indicates that the problem has been masked to a certain extent.
How Body Strains Occur
This latent problem can sometimes surface when the person performs some simple activities such as sleeping in a new bed, using a pillow of a different thickness or even lifting something off the floor. In most instances, cumulative and repetitive actions can pose problems. The recommendation is that you get regular chiropractic check-ups done at least four times a year.
This, of course, cannot guarantee that you won’t injure yourself in case something quite traumatic takes place. However, it will definitely ensure all that you don’t face acute problems from minor, day-to-day events. If you get regular checkups done and later suffer a major trauma it helps make your treatment easier, and your recovery will be faster too.
Since the deterioration in parts is often very slow you don’t notice it until the point of time you send the car for servicing. You must have noticed that your car often works better after you have gotten it serviced. It’s pretty much the same with our bodies. Patients often feel that they move much better post a checkup, and comment on how they feel better about themselves as well.
Importance of Regular Musculoskeletal Checkups
People commonly get annual dental check-ups done and a regular musculoskeletal check-up is something we should do as a matter of routine too. It’s important to get the same done for children. While their bodies are far more resilient than that of adults, children are also far more active. This excessive activity takes its toll over time. The best way to avoid excessive strain on the muscles in the body is to get a regular chiropractic check-up done by an expert in the field.
We recommend regular check-ups to help keep you pain-free and fit. It’s also a great way to identify potential problems so you can deal with them before they become aggravated. For any more information, feel free to call Sydney Allied Health Clinic on (02) 9559 8877. You can also contact us via this online form, or book an appointment from this page.