When is the Best Time to See a Chiropractor?

This is a very common question when people discuss chiropractic care. Or I often hear, “I’ve never had to go to a chiropractor.” I wanted to clear up and help bring some light to when you should see a chiropractor. If you decide to see a chiropractor, than our office LifeSource Health Center would be a great choice if looking to choose a chiropractor in Cedar Park TX.

When it comes to health and chiropractic, there tends to be two types of care patients seek. The two choices are proactive and reactive. These types of health care apply for traditional medical care and for chiropractic care. In this article I will discuss the two differences between proactive chiropractic care and reactive chiropractic care and then you will have a better understanding and can then make your own decision when the best time to see a chiropractor would be.


Reactive chiropractic care is the type of care you would seek from a chiropractor after a trauma, injury, car accident or something that is causing you a problem. Most often that problem will be headaches, neck and back pain, sciatica, disc problems and many other issues associated with the spine.

If you have been injured from any form of trauma then the best time to seek care would be immediately after you are injured. The key to healing as normally as possible is to seek care as soon as possible to allow as little time for the problem to setup in the spine and associated tissues. Within minutes after an injury the body will begin the healing process, and you will want to make sure that the healing process is working as normally as possible to make sure the spine stays as strong and mobile as possible.

The second type of reactive care is the type of person who wasn’t involved in a recent injury yet they are having pain of any sort in the spine. These people are the patients who have been having chronic headaches, neck or back pain and it finally getting to the point where they no longer can deal with it and seek care to treat those problems. This type of chiropractic care is not as advised because health problems that are left to linger in the body for months to years most often have a hard time getting back to feeling 100%. Unfortunately this is the most common type of care patients seek at the chiropractor. This type of patient, due to chronicity will need much more care and time then a patient who seeks proactive care.


This type of chiropractic care is the easiest for the patient to do and follow. Very similar to any of the dozens of medical screenings and dental screenings, proactive chiropractic care is designed to locate and identify and potential problems in their early stage and to correct them as soon as possible. This type of care is similar to getting checked by a dentist for cavities when your teeth or tooth does not hurt.

This type of chiropractic care is very important because the spine protects the spinal cord and nerves. The spinal cord and nerves are what connect and communicate between your brain and organs, cells and tissues. Stress on the nerve system will decrease the function of those nerves and can cause problems with normal body functions.

Proactive chiropractic care will help you feel great and stay that way because it allows very little possibility of a problem setting into the spine and muscles unless you get into a trauma. This type of chiropractic care is very important for most people because of their posture sleeping, sitting, and any of the other lifestyle stressors that over time could create a problem in the spine. Proactive care will help to locate and alleviate those problems rather than allowing them to get worse over years and then trying to fix them once you are having a lot of pain.

LifeSource Health Center is a chiropractor in Cedar Park TX who specializes in reactive and proactive chiropractic care. We offer excellent and professional chiropractic care to help injured patients get better along with testing procedure that allow us to access proactive patients. Our chiropractor can be found online at The office phone number is (512)257-9500. For more information about our office you may check out our blog here.

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