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What is ChiropracTIC??? - Part VI - How Long?!


So by now you're probably asking yourself, "How long do I come? How frequently?" When a subluxation occurs in the human body it tends to rip, tear, and pull the muscles and ligaments attached to the bone on one side while it contracts those on the other side. It stays this way for 2 years, 5 years, 10 years. You come in this week and I see you on Monday. I make an adjustment, unlock the joint, and correct the subluxation. What do you suppose is going to happen by Tuesday? That's right, it'll lock back up and interfere with the nerves again. On Tuesday I unlock it again. Wednesday it locks up again. On Thursday I unlock it again. This is an over simplification, but basically this is what happens. But each time I unlock the spine it keeps working a little better and for a little longer. Or as I say "holding" an adjustment. As you begin holding I start to stretch out the interval between your adjustments. I cut you down from 3x/wk to 2x/wk to 1x/wk to every other week. We'll stretch that interval as far as we can. We will reach a point, however, beyond which it cannot be stretched. At that plateau point I then ask you to come in for maintenance care. The first part of your care is known as correction and the second part is called maintenance. At that point I ask you to come in every couple weeks, let me check your spine, make sure it's working optimally and if it's not, correct it before you end up with more dis-ease and symptoms. What chiropractic is really about is getting a baby on its first day of life, checking its spine, correcting its subluxations, and then just checking it on a regular basis for the rest of its life. Unfortunately, most people wait until they are falling apart before they come in. So first we must go through a reconstructive period. 


So how long do I go to a chiropractor? The rest of my life. Yep, you hear this all of the time. Once you go to a chiropractor you have to go the rest of your life. Yes, it's true. Well, it's not really true. You don't have to go the rest of your life. You really don't. You'll only have to go as long as you want to be unsubluxated. If you want to get subluxated again, stop coming. In 2 or 3 weeks you'll get re-subluxated. The process of dis-ease will begin again and you'll create more permanent residual damage that will not heal. That is why it is so imperative that you do it right the first time. Every time a subluxation reoccurs, there's more permanent damage that will not change. Please do it right the first time.



Yours for true health,

Dr. Brian Sharp