The explanation is that spinal misalignment was the cause of the pain, and once removed, the patient is usually pain free. What about chronic discomfort, though? Moms often develop pain in the throat and shoulder from nursing and carrying their kids. It is also quite common to experience lower back pain and sciatica. These conditions are happily addressed by all chiropractors, but between chiropractors, how they are addressed varies greatly. Learn more by visiting Palmercare Chiropractic Fairfax City-Physiotherapy.
In order to try to get it back to its correct alignment, it is a very common chiropractic practise to manipulate the spine and ask the patient to come back several times a week, often for long periods of time. The cause of the spine misalignment is not addressed as the reason for the multiple return visits. If the cause of the problem is not removed, the spine will slowly return to its previous state within a few hours to a few days after the adjustment. Because why? Because it is drawn in the direction of previous misalignment by the muscles that are tight and the weak muscles cannot support the corrected structure. So, the patient returns to the chiropractor, and the process repeats itself. 5, 10, 20, 40, 60 times sometimes, usually 1 to 3 times a week over a week-long period of time. Once a week, then once a month, then once a month. After all these adjustments, the muscles may slowly adapt from the repeated adjustments over time to the new corrected shape, but typically if treatment is stopped, the spine will return to misalignment as the chiropractic practitioner has never addressed the cause of the problem. Many moms I know have chronic pain in their neck or lower back, and after visiting a chiropractor, they all feel better. In order to feel better, the problem is that they must continue to see the chiropractor. Postural patterns (such as forward rounded shoulders from computer use) and muscle imbalances are often the underlying reason for chronic pain (strong quadriceps and weak hamstrings in runners or after pregnancy).