United 475 Heavy, youre cleared for take off on 32 left.Soon after your pilot receives a message like this, youll start down the runway. In moments, youll be going fast enough to cause the low pressure above the wing, created by its unique shape, to lift the plane into the air.
To create the speed necessary to produce lift requires an enormous expenditure of energy. Large quantities of fuel are burned during the first twenty minutes of your flight, when your pilot is guiding the plane in its initial ascent. Once the proper “cruising” altitude is reached, it takes hardly any fuel at all to maintain the appropriate cruising speed.
Just like chiropractic care.
At the beginning, lots of energy is used. The visits are frequent. The goal is to create sufficient momentum to reverse the unhealthy spinal pattern that has prompted a visit to our practice.
Then, as symptoms subside, it usually takes fewer visits to maintain the progress and start retraining the spine for more lasting change.
Now that they are feeling better, this is when many chiropractic patients disappear. And since theyre on the ground, not cruising along in the stratosphere, its easy to do. Which, of course, predisposes them to a relapse. Which again, requires massive amounts of fuel… Which again, gets them to a comfortable cruising altitude… Which prompts them to discontinue their care… Which, well, you get the idea.
Conserve your energy. Stay well with regular chiropractic checkups so you dont have to keep burning lots of energy getting well.