Remember riding your bike up a hill so you could coast back down? There was an exhilarating sense of freedom as you accelerated to the bottom. When it comes to your health, are you coasting?
Coasting is a surefire way to invite a return of your original problem.
Imagine that your goal is to participate in a 10K fun run. To get in shape, you decide to run every day. When race day arrives, you’re able to run the full 10K without stopping. If you were to stop training would your ability to successfully run a 10K race remain with you until next year? Of course not.
Spinal health is like that too.
Discontinuing your care once you feel better (coasting) inclines your spine to return to old, unhealthy patterns. That’s why many people choose to continue with some type of ongoing supportive care. It helps them stay well after they get well.