Don’t Fear the Fever
Most people automatically think that a fever is something bad that should be lowered as quickly as possible.
Not so fast!
It's important to remember that by itself a fever isn't an illness. It's usually a symptom of some underlying problem.
Often, it's a natural way the body responds to fight viral and bacterial infections. Rushing in to artificially lower the body's temperature can actually serve to lengthen the time it takes the body to do the needed work.
Most fevers are usually not cause for concern until they reach a temperature of 104° F (40° C) and only then if the fever lasts for three days or longer.
That said, it doesn't mean you should ignore a fever and take a cavalier attitude. A fever means the body is in a battle and has 'set the thermostat a bit higher,' using temperature to help subdue the enemy. More helpful would be a chiropractic adjustment or two!
Addicted to Chiropractic?
It keeps a lot of people from benefiting from chiropractic: they're afraid that they will somehow get "addicted" to our care!
While many of our patients choose to come in on a regular basis when they're feeling great, they don't have to. They want to.
For many reasons:
- The early detection of problems
- Avoiding a relapse of their original problem
- Being their best and staying well
These are choices patients make, based on their understanding of what we do and how they value their health. I guess it's mostly about priorities.
Each of us gets to choose how much attention we want to give our health. We honor that choice. Sure, we explain the benefits of periodic checkups, but our job is to offer the finest chiropractic care possible, and then it's entirely up to you to decide how much of it you want.
Don’t Worry… Be Healthy
Ever woken up in the middle of the night wondering how you were going to pay the bills? Then you know that a car payment or the electric bill can affect your health!
There are three types of stress: physical, emotional and chemical. Financial worries (and other anxieties) fall into the emotional stress category. And chiropractic can be helpful.
All three types of stress affect your nervous system.
Like a chain that breaks at its weakest link, stress tends to show up where we are most vulnerable. Our neck. Our low back. Tightness between our shoulders. Stress can increase the frequency of headaches and compromise our ability to get enough restful sleep.
Chiropractic care, with its purpose of reducing neurological stress, can be helpful. Of course chiropractic care can't eliminate stress, but it can sure improve your ability to tolerate it. Regular chiropractic care now could be a wise investment for a healthier, happier and financially secure you!