The objective of Chiropractic is to normalize spinal structure and normalize nerve function. This involves eliminating abnormal curves of the spine and restoring normal curves. This removes hindrance to the normal conduction of the nervous system and thereby promotes healing and relief form pain as well as stopping or reversing spinal degeneration. It does not work instantaneously, it takes time, and sometimes this can be frustrating especially in case you came suffering form much pain (see also The Cycles of Healing). However, if you respond to the Chiropractic Adjustment and make progress you will get through the PAIN PHASE of spinal correction. If the pain is too great it’s perfectly all right to use medication, until you begin to move out of the PAIN or SYMPTOM PHASE.
Once the pain begins to improve you enter the CORRECTIVE PHASE of spinal case. This is where we normalize the spine as much as possible. The more we can eliminate the abnormal spinal curve and restore the normal curves the stronger and more stable you spine will become and therefore the more resistant to a return of the problems which originally put you into pain phase. Best results are achieved with 3 treatments a week.
Next we enter the last phase of spinal correction, namely MAINTENANCE CARE. My goal is to correct your spine as much as possible and then to maintain that correction by seeing you once in awhile on far less frequent basis. The longer a corrected spine is maintained the stronger the spine gets. An average frequency of MAINTENANCE CARE is once per mouth.
I want to stress that our goal is not merely to relieve your pain but to restore the function and integrity of spine and nervous system and prevent degeneration or continued degeneration. This takes more time than just taking a pill for symptomatic pain killing, however, a successful treatment of the causes has of course and longer lasting effect. The length of time needed for structural correction varies greatly depending on your age, vitality, medical history, and general condition of your spine.
SPINAL ADJUSTING for the vertebra with the recommended therapy I use for muscles and soft tissue that holds the vertebra in place guarantees the fastest correction possible limited only by your body’s ability to heal.
Once the spinal adjustment is made your body then begins a process of correction and change which takes a period of hours. In fact you won’t experience the full effects of the adjustment for as much as 12-15 hours
afterward. This is why your symptoms can be misleading. Your symptoms are going to change and are not an accurate record of your progress. I am not as concerned about the daily changing of your symptoms as I am concerned about whether you are responding to the treatment, because if you are responding, the symptoms, the symptoms are responding are going to improve. Your symptoms making steady progress. While it may be difficult at first for you to notice improvement for visit, but over a period of time it will be easier. There is no other effective non-invasive method of healing to correct spinal structural problems.
Ever though spinal correction does take time it is still far faster than the problems usually take to build up in the build up in the first place. When it is corrected it will last for a long time if there is no further trauma and minimal care is taken for maintenance. Even only occasional maintenance care will always make a positive contribution to the upkeep of your spine and spinal functions.
Working together, and with your understanding, we can achieve lasting improvement in your health.