Posted by: admin in Chiropractic Insights on April 7th, 2012

     The answer to how long it will take to feel well again after a spinal misalignment and treatment to correct it depends on the severity of the problem, your posture habits, your age, and whether or not you have experienced a fall or accident of some sort.  So, for your health’s sake, give yourself time even if it seems to take longer than hoped.  It will be worth it in the long run to have regained good health in which your days are happy and pain-free.

     As time goes by, not only does the original problem become more firmly entrenched, but more often than not secondary problems develop.  For instance, when a vertebra moves out of place, the body, in an attmept to balance itself, may gradually adapt so that one or more veterbrae are forced out of place in some other part of the spine.  This is called conpensatory “subluxation.”

     Since nature has programmed the muscles and ligaments to hold vertebrae in position, either in a normal or abnormal way, it is likely they have built up a firm resistance to change.  It takes time and regular chiropractic care  to re-educate them after they have been holding a vertebra in an abmormal positon.  Healing time for any disorder differs for each individual.  There are so many factors involved like general physical condition, age, mental attitude, elasticity of muscles and ligaments, that healing is almost as individual as fingerprints.  Complete healing just takes time.

     To help restore your health more quickly your doctor of chiropratic may recommend helpful exercises along with regualr spinal adjustments for a limited period of time.  Follow instructions carefully and diligently.  Your doctor of chiropractic will probably put you on a specific program of corrective care with follow-up examinations to determine your rate of improvement.

No individuals, including those under our active care, should use the information, resources or tools contained within to self-diagnose or self-treat any health-related condition. Diagnosis and treatment of all health conditions should only be performed by the doctor or other licensed health care professional.
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