How it Works: A Holistic Approach to Chiropractic Care
Our bodies protect injuries through compensations.
Your body has: 206 bones , between 650-840 muscles (depending on the source) and 360 joints. You can imagine the millions of combinations of issues you can have. Your body is an amazing compensator and protector. It can find way to get the job done so your life is not compromised. This can spiral out of control when your body is protecting an injury.
You adapt and find a way to perform a slightly different function to get the job done. However, its through this compensation that the body can solidify a misalignment and bury it under many layers of compensations.
Realigning Dysfunctional Joints & Re-engaging Dormant Muscles
Give this a few years, or in some cases tens of years, and you create an imbalance that is so deeply routed that it can be tough to break. This is why it is imperative to realign your dysfunctional joints and strip down and turn on muscle that have been dormant and evaluate and correct your mechanics and postural habits.
How long does chiropractic treatment usually last?
Your body has to learn reengage muscles and and relearn functions that may have been dysfunctional for a quite some time. As you can image, it can take some time to fix some issues. Most patients respond in between 2-6 visits for pain relief but it takes quite longer to fix muscle patterns that have been present for years.
Newer injuries may only need a few visits but the longer the injury had been there the longer the recovery may be. This is why after the pain is gone I still recommend coming in every 4 weeks to realign your body as you are retraining and remodeling it. When you are in this stage it is important not to overload your body.
Remember, when you have been realigned, the joints aren’t completely stable yet. If your overload them with too much weight or too long of a workout they will be prone to slipping back out. It is important to gradually increase your work loads until the new functions are now habit.
In some instances when damage of tissue is present and/or scar tissue is present the use of therapy may be warranted. We use pulsed electromagnetic therapy to help heal and break down scar tissue allowing your body to heal at an accelerated rate.
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