Chiropractic: Myths and Misconceptions Part II

It’s a long wait from the time that gifts start appearing under the tree to the time you can finally open them. Sometimes it seems like December can stretch on and on, but the Christmas season is a good illustration of a timeless truth: the best things in life require some patience.

Chiropractic is no different. A huge myth about getting adjusted is that it’s a “one and done” kind of situation. And it can certainly be frustrating when you don’t experience instant relief after your first adjustment or two. But it’s important to remember that real, lasting healing requires time and repetition.

However, that healing can’t happen until breakdown has stopped first. Because of this, the first goal your chiropractor has as you start care is to stop the progression of your body’s problems and imbalances before they get worse. Once the progression has slowed and stopped, you still might not be feeling better, even though you’ve made a lot of progress toward healing! The second goal with chiropractic care is to help your body continue the healing process, which requires time and repetition.

If you’re still feeling a little skeptical, think about this: If you’re training a new puppy, will it work if you show him how to “sit” once or twice and then assume he’s trained for life? Of course not! The command must be repeated over and over until it becomes second nature. It’s the same way when you are “training” your spine to stay in correct alignment with chiropractic. The more repetition, the better the results!

As we are nearing the end of the year, don’t get discouraged if you are not seeing the results with chiropractic that you expected. Keep up the hard work and consistency, and you’ll see great results in time!