Wellness Care in Pleasant Hill Is Important

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Just because you don't feel sick, does not mean you feel as great as you could. Far too many people wait until they are sick to find a chiropractic clinic in Pleasant Hill. It is common in our culture to accept a slow decline in health as we age, but it is also unnecessary. We now have information and the advances in the field of health and wellness to live a life of optimal health which, contrary to popular belief, can actually get better as we grow older. This article will walk you through some of the common beliefs about health and discusses how chiropractic medicine can be an important part of your preventative, wellness care plan.

“Wellness” is a word we hear everywhere in Pleasant Hill and it has lost its meaning.

Health, according to Dorland’s Medical Dictionary, is “a state of mental, physical and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease and infirmities.”

Webster’s Dictionary defines health as “a condition of wholeness in which all of the organs are functioning 100% all the time.”

When our Pleasant Hill patients come in after a fall or injury, or with some symptom or pain that they want fixing, that is what I call “Crisis Care”. When a patient understands how their body works and comes in when they are feeling and functioning well, so that they are maintaining their health, that is what I call “Wellness Care”.

Be Aware

One of the ways to tell if your Pleasant Hill chiropractor is aware of true wellness care is to ask how often they get checked by another chiropractor. When any joint in the body, and especially the spine, is out of alignment (we call it a subluxation) for 7 days, there a permanent chemical changes that take place. This is the start of the degeneration that can lead to arthritis.

Knowing this, all wellness chiropractors will get checked for subluxations at least one time per week. (I didn’t say “get adjusted” because part of the art of chiropractic is to know when and when not to adjust. Just because you get checked, doesn’t mean you need to be adjusted in every area, every time!)

This Takes Time!

Think about going to the gym and working out. Can you go once and get in shape? No, of course not! It takes time to undo the damage that our lifestyle has done to get us back into shape.

So when the muscles and ligaments that hold our spines and bodies together are weak with underuse, the spine is unable to remain stable in the corrected alignment. Remember, it took time to get you to wherever are with your body and it will take some time to correct the issues and get to true wellness!

P.S.- Just so you know, Dr. Geraldine at Mulhall Family Chiropractic in Pleasant Hill gets checked at least once per week! She never recommends anything she doesn’t also do. (Feel free to ask the staff how often Dr. Geraldine checks them, you might be delighted to hear the answer.)


9:00am - 12:00pm

9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm



9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Saturday & Sunday

Mulhall Family Chiropractic

1100-A Pleasant Valley Drive
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

(925) 287-9517