I’ve heard it throughout my career, “I feel good so I don’t need an adjustment”. That thought is similar to going to the dentist and receiving a clean bill of health on your teeth, then thinking I don’t need to brush or floss anymore. I’m pretty sure that line of reasoning will eventually result in a big problem. We’ve all heard the phrase, “if it isn’t broke don’t fix it.” However, let’s turn that logic around and say, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” There is no hard and fast rule as to how often maintenance should be administered, although throughout my years of experience, barring no new injury or aggravation, I have found a good rule of thumb is anywhere from 2-4 times per month. Again, there are a lot of variables and each individual is unique, so this is a good conversation to have with the doctor. So again, why should you get adjusted if you feel fine? The short answer is really very simple, maintenance and prevention. What are you preventing? You are preventing “Mechanical Spinal Pathology”. This can manifest itself as spinal arthritis, poor posture, pinched nerves, disc-herniation, and restricted range of motion. This can equate to high expenses, unnecessary pain and suffering, and significant loss of enjoyment of life. Think beyond today, it is worth it in the long run.