Chiropractic, Acupuncture & Nutrition
I am happy to say that patients in our office typically respond much better and much faster than the published "best dose". In other words, our methods typically out-perform the “best dose” recommendations published in the medical literature. We believe our results are better than the published average results because 1. we attempt to correct the spine, not just relieve symptoms and 2. we utilize other advanced treatment methods along with our spinal correction system of chiropractic. These include acupuncture, laser therapy and spinal decompression to name just a few.
So if you are fortunate enough to be classified as a rapid responder (and most of our patient are), we won't need to see you several times a week for an additional 4-6 weeks like the research studies recommend. Instead we'll need to see you much less often! But we will need to see you over time. See, getting you out of pain and changing your core spinal foundation, while usually accomplished fairly quickly with our methods, still requires time to remodel the ligaments, muscles, and joints. To put it is as simply as possible, once your spine has been corrected back towards normal, to have it retain its improved structure, it will take some time and additional work. This is because the soft tissues supporting the spine need time to be remodeled and remolded.
This doesn't take very many treatments, but it does take time. It is however worth your time, because having a corrected spine reduces wear and tear on your spine and thus spinal decay as we discussed on previous pages. The typical rapid responder in our office will need an additional 6-8 visits over a 2 month time period for a total of about 10-12 visits over about six weeks. After this treatment plan is completed, the spine should be stable in its new corrected alignment. An alignment likely to provide the long lasting relief you are seeking.
Figure 15: When we look at someone’s posture and their spinal structure, we can predict areas of the spine that are likely to undergo accelerated spinal degeneration and decay. We can do this because we know that abnormal structure leads to stress and strain on the vertebrae, ligaments and the discs. This results in spinal decay like in the vertebrae illustrated above.
Figure 14: Poor spinal alignment leads to premature spinal degeneration and decay. See the text to the left for more details