The Importance of getting adjusted:
There are two objectives in everyone’s case. First, get you out of pain as fast and effectively as we can with gentle care. Second and most important: to correct, strengthen and rehabilitate your spine to the best of its ability and that’s going to take time. Every process has its time.
Each visit and adjustment build upon the ones before it: improving function. Some patients confuse spinal correction with relief care from pain. it’s not just about the pain, it’s about correction, and it’s about health/function-your life. In fact, your pain is usually the last thing to show up after years of spinal degenerative changes and the first thing to go away once you start getting adjusted and corrected.
The pain subsides and goes away but the pinched nerve caused by a subluxation is still present interfering with the brain’s control signals to all of your body parts. In time other diseases/pathologies develop which shorten your lifespan.
In Chiropractic, we do not evaluate your progress simply by the absence of pain, rather by the improvement of spinal alignment. We as chiropractors want you to be healthy and have a long, active and happy life. Get your spine adjusted on a regular basis; build your life around your adjustments. This is the only body you will ever be given, so it is up to you to make it last.
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease.” The World Health Organization