If we make deposits into our "health checking account" we can make withdrawals as we need them.
If you can make deposits (good nutrition, exercise, proper rest, chiropractic adjustments, etc.) then you can make withdrawals (neglect, stress, pepperoni pizza, over doing it, etc.) Like your checking account, if you make more withdrawals than deposits, you get bounced checks and overdraft notices from the bank.
Not only are overdrafts expensive, it's inconveinient and annoying. Sickness and disease are overdrafts on our health checking account.
Low back pain and pain down your legs? It's an "overdraft" your body is sending you. Headaches? A bounced check. Numbness and tingling down your arm? A service charge from you health "bank".
Many people begin chiropractic care because they're overdrawn. They've got bounced checks and their health bank has levied some rather harsh fees. These penalties serve as a reminder that they haven't been making adequate deposits to cover their withdrawals.
Getting a clear "audit' of your health account balance is the first place to start. That's the purpose of a thorough examination. Then, you'll probably need to make some immediate deposits into your account to get yourself out of the red. We call that Relief Care.
Then you have a choice. You can neglect your checkbook and suffer a relapse and more sevice fees later. Or, continue making deposits into your account, building up your balance and giving yourself some breathing room. Think of that as Corrective Care. The smartest option is to continue making stil more deposits, opening up a savings account that can serve as a buffer you can call upon in moments of stress. We call that Maintenance or Wellness Care.