When it comes down to it you have only three options. Your first option is to do what everyone else does, deal with the problems as they come. But isn’t this the exact option that has resulted in the above statistical nightmare? That doesn’t seem such a good option, even if everyone else is doing it! The second option it to live in a gravity-free environment like space, and never do anything that could remotely cause spinal injury or strain. True, but a silly non-option. The last option is to take reasonable proactive steps to try to prevent a future disease that is nearly absolute.
Let’s look at this through a different lens, if you were told that you have a 90% chance of developing any other disease that you can imagine (cancer, heart disease, diabetes, etc.) and that there were simple, cost effective, and reasonable steps you could take to drastically reduce your chances of developing that disease, would you or would you not take those steps? Perhaps not… But I know I would. But if you would, what age should you start? What is the perfect age to start these simple, cost effective, and reasonable steps?
I have my first grandson who is now 10 months old. I checked him then and every couple of weeks since. He has been adjusted a handful of times. The perfect age for him was the day he was born. I, on the other hand, did not get serious about my own chiropractic care until I was 39. Yes indeed, I was a poor example of a chiropractor during the first 13 years of my practice, but I freely admit it as a prime example of someone who knows better and still messes up. My lack of seriousness resulted in some serious spinal problems that I manage extremely well with the help of my chiropractors, but problems that I would not have had to deal with at all if I had taken these simple steps earlier. That said, the perfect age for me was apparently 39 (but I wish now it had been earlier).
I am reminded of the old adage, what is the best camera in the world? The one you have with you when you have a picture to take. The best age to begin to take a serious attitude toward the largest disabler on the planet, the disease that more money is spent on than any other, the disease that you have a 90% chance of contracting, is the age you are this minute.