When dealing with spinal misalignment, the integrity of the musculature and ligaments has been compromised, and you must allow adequate time for these structures to heal in the aligned position. The longer your spine has been out of alignment, the more possible damage has occurred, and therefore, the more time required for healing. Talk with the doctor to find out more specifically what you can expect during the healing process of your condition.
Symptoms occur after years of altered function. Prevention is always better than reactive, distress care. Symptoms are the last sign to show up, so a symptom-free state does not necessarily mean that your spine is in alignment nor does it mean that complete healing has been achieved.
How often a patient gets adjusted is directly related to the body’s ability to maintain its alignment. The goal of our NUCCA chiropractor in Rockford is to adjust you as few times as possible. With time and holding your alignment, the underlying issues heal and eventually you will be able to hold your alignment for months or even years.