I’d like to think that it’s not a secret for people to know about chiropractic and how beneficial it can be to problems with the neck or back. So I hope it’s not a secret. But you know one of the things that makes me really want to get out there in the community and share what I know is that most people wait too long. So I think the big secret is not waiting until you have a problem. You don’t wait until your teeth hurt to brush them. You don’t wait until your engine seizes and say, “Gee now it’s a good time to change the oil.” You stay ahead of the curve. So prevention and maintenance is truly the secret because stress, tension, poor posture, accidents and falls will accumulate slowly over time and it will build and build and build until finally there is the proverbial straw that breaks the camel’s back (or the camel’s neck so to speak) and then all of a sudden … bang!- you’re settled with an episode of neck pain.
Don’t wait until you have pain. Get checked periodically and you can prevent those things from happening. An analogy I use is always dentistry. It’s always about brushing and flossing and not waiting until you have a cavity and then trying to do some heroic measures. So the secret is not chiropractic. The secret is getting a person to get checked before the problems actually happen. I think that’s the biggest key to staying healthy – is not waiting. It’s really a lifestyle choice. If you wait and wait and wait until you have to put on your favorite dress before the day of your friend’s wedding and you haven’t been eating properly or eating well, all of a sudden you’re going to be in a situation where that dress doesn’t fit and then you’re going to be faced with two things: you’re either going to have to go and spend money and buy a new dress or try and starve yourself to fit into it and neither one of those is going to be comfortable.
So rather than postponing and waiting and waiting and waiting, staying ahead of the curve is the big secret I think with chiropractic care or pretty much in anything that regards health. It’s your lifestyle. How you treat yourself every day is going to show you the total sum result of your health later on in life.
Dr. Gregg D. Rubinstein, D.C., is a midtown Manhattan chiropractor with over 20 years of experience providing customized chiropractic treatment services to a wide range of clients in the Midtown Manhattan/West New York City area. Dr. Gregg Rubinstein and 57th Street Chiropractic can be reached at (917) 534-6484 and is located at 119 West 57th St. in New York, NY.