A great motivator to enhancing your quality of life is to predict the results of areas you may be neglecting in your daily living. What areas of your quality of life are you not preserving or investing into right now?

Contemplating neglect to your well-being requires awareness to your current state. It also requires you to perform an audit on your daily habits that set you up for either success or resistance. The following questions can assist in this process:

  • How regularly do I exercise or move my body?
  • What type of food do I eat on a regular basis?
  • Am I getting restful sleep?
  • Do I practice stress relieving activities?
  • Do I visit my core health care providers for their professional opinion and care?

We as a society tend to make choices in either a reactive manner or a proactive approach.  

Choosing to benefit from Chiropractic is no different, you either visit to promote a complete state of restoration towards well-being, or you’re suffering from mental, chemical or physical interference to an optimal state of condition and you need help.

The challenge in choosing Chiropractic as a proactive approach to restore your well-being is being consistent with it even when you don’t have back pain, neck pain or headaches as your motivator.

The more common approach to choice making in society is the reactive model: if something is not working correctly, then get it fixed. But if nothing’s wrong, don’t touch it! 

Regardless of where you are right now in your current state of condition for well-being, consider  visiting with the nearest chiropractor for a consultation and evaluation to see whether you could benefit from the chiropractic objective. 

The Chiropractic objective of helping people function with a higher quality of life through the correction of vertebral subluxation can be practiced regardless of the presence or absence of symptoms.

The correction of vertebral subluxation through a chiropractic adjustment can be utilized in a proactive manner to raise your quality of life regardless of neck pain, back pain or headaches.

You might be asking yourself, what causes vertebral subluxation?

Chiropractors educate on three reasons to visit the chiropractor, and those reasons are stress. Stress can and does affect your body, and when stress levels are higher than your body can adapt to, it creates a perfect condition within your physiology for vertebral subluxation to develop.

Stress can overcome and break down our normal physiology into a state of dysfunction and disharmony without us even being aware of its effects. 

Chiropractic recognizes three categories of stress that can negatively affect your body. If adaptation to these three stressors is insufficient, a perfect environment for vertebral subluxation can occur: 

  1. Physical Stress. Physical stress can be defined as external invasive forces that outweigh the internal resistive forces of the body to be in a state of balance.
  2. Chemical Stress. Chemical stress can be defined as external or internal chemicals that trigger physical reactions throughout the body, offsetting the chemical equilibrium or body chemistry balance. 
  3. Emotional Stress. Emotional stress can be defined as internal emotional tension or mental strain that can produce physical responses throughout the body offsetting the chemical equilibrium or physical state of balance. 

Vertebral subluxation can occur in all ages and stages of life regardless of symptoms due to physical, chemical and emotional stress.

Increasing your resistance to stress from the inside-out through the correction of vertebral subluxation is a proactive lifestyle choice.

It takes regular chiropractic care over a long period of time to assist the body’s innate intelligence to maintain and hold the adjustments. Training the muscles and ligaments to grow into a new position and complete state of function takes time and consistency. Neglecting regular chiropractic adjustments can diminish the potential results you receive from care.  

Read more about holding chiropractic adjustments in last week’s article.

Trent Scheidecker, DC


Trent Scheidecker, DC | ChiroWay of Woodbury | Owner & Chiropractor
Trent Scheidecker, DC frequently visited his chiropractor when he was in high school and knew the benefits he experienced were worth the time and investment to become a chiropractor. He wanted to help his community experience a higher quality of life through regular chiropractic care. In 2010 Trent founded ChiroWay in Woodbury and since that time has served over 3,000 clients. He has been named “Best of Woodbury” in Woodbury Magazine seven times. Trent has also mentored colleagues in practice and franchised ChiroWay in 2012. Today, there are 8 ChiroWay locations throughout Minnesota.