As soon as you get out of bed Gravity starts compressing your spine, discs and weight bearing joints(hips, knees & ankles). The discs are like sponges because they contain approximately 70% water. The joints of the spine compress especially in the lower back. The discs lose water content. Chiropractic helps by putting motion in the spine and discs. The Chiropractic table I use which is motorized is the best table because it really stretches your back as those of you who have treated with me know firsthand. Inversion and Slanting is also one of the Best Therapies to reverse the compression effects of Gravity. Massage is great for tight muscles and is a must but it does not reverse the effects of gravity to the spine and discs and the other weight bearing joints. Regular Chiropractic care which includes stretching on a table like I mentioned and Inversion/Slanting is VITAL to reverse or slow the aging degenerative process to your spine. Once a month is an ideal timeframe between treatments. Some patients find they do better every two weeks.