Benjamin Franklin said it right: “an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.” 

I always remembered the day I went to see my dentist 5 years ago when I had an extremely painful toothache on my left lower side.  The pain was on and off for 6 months and I never wanted to get it checked because I told myself the pain would eventually go away.  Well, it went away alright, along with my whole tooth.  The dentist told me the cavity has gone so deep that even a root canal wouldn’t be able to saved it.  He had to extract the tooth, plant an implant and put a crown on it, and the whole procedure had cost me close to $6000. He left me with a few words which I would never forget: had you been flossing everyday for preventative measurement, then we wouldn’t had to take that tooth out. 

When it comes down to health, prevention is really the key.  In the United Stated, our main stream healthcare has always been focusing on active cares (aka sick cares) such as cure and treatment.  While it is important to know what to do when things are happening, but wouldn’t it be easier to know how to avoid it in the first place?

In ICON Chiropractic Center, we firmly embrace the paradigm of prevention first and have branched out to 6 elements:

  1. Posture well
  2. Eat well
  3. Think well
  4. Move well
  5. Rest well
  6. Adjust well

Numbers 1 to 5 is self-explanatory and No. 6 is what needs elaboration. 

The Central Nervous System (CNS) control and coordinate every single system, organ and cell in the body.  It regulates how we sleep, move, eat, repair to just name a few.  It really is the master system of all and it resides INSIDE the spine. In other words, the spine holds the key to your optimal health and has to be subluxation (misalignment) free.  This is why we always educate our practice member to incorporate chiropractic care as part of their lifestyle after the pain has been alleviated because it is an essential piece to the health puzzle. 

Subluxation free spine = healthy nervous system = optimal health. 

It is our sincere wish that we have driven this important message to you. 

Finally, as a way to continue spread and reinforce our messages to our office members and community, we have re-done our waiting room wall and put our vision and mission statements on there as a constant reminder of why ICON chiropractic exit in the first place. 

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