Often the answer to this question is, “whenever my neck, back, x, y, or z hurts”. If this was your answer to this question, you are part of the majority. Unfortunately, the majority in this case is not right. Let me explain.
Certainly if you are in pain, it is a great choice to get adjusted, it’s just not the BEST time. Why? Well what is ‘pain’? It’s an indication that something isn’t going right with the body. It’s your body telling you, “Help me!!”.
This means something has already wrong, and getting adjusted becomes a reaction rather then preventative. Oops! I just gave you the answer! When is the BEST time to get adjusted? BEFORE a problem begins, and as a preventative measure!
You may have heard that, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. I would argue it is worth much more than that, since not all cures are actually successful at curing or reversing health problems.
What’s the best way to ‘cure’ heart disease, cancer, diabetes, or auto-immune conditions like Rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s, and Ulcerative colitis? Prevention. You can prevent your family history from repeating itself in your life by making solid choice about your health.
Your chiropractic adjustment is preventative because it can correct the cause of a disease process before it begins. A properly adjusted and aligned spine with always create a better functioning nervous system, thereby allowing your body the greatest self-healing potential possible.