Time & Repetition
Most people love going to chiropractors. They help relieve pain, they help your body function better, and they bring you to a whole new level of health and wellness with just a few simple adjustments. But if you’ve never been to a Rochester Hills chiropractor before, you may be hesitant because you’ve heard that you have to go to a chiropractor forever once you begin. While there is more to it than that, there is something important about recurring and long-term chiropractic care that you need to understand.
Healing Takes Time
Your overall health is about healing current issues and then maintaining your good health. If you begin seeing a chiropractor at age 40, you have 40 years’ worth of health history to discuss and possibly reverse and overcome. If you’ve dealt with headaches for a decade or back pain for two years, you can’t reasonably expect those issues to be resolved after just one chiropractic adjustment.
Repetition Is Key
You’ve probably heard of muscle memory, particularly in relation to athletics. Just like your body learns movements and improves upon them as you practice them more, the same is true for the soft tissues and muscles surrounding your spine. When your spine is out of alignment, the soft tissues are either compressed or elongated, depending on how your vertebrae are positioned. A chiropractic adjustment will put the vertebra back into proper positioning, but your muscles are still used to the “memory” of the misalignment, leading them to shift your spine back out of alignment. The more you “train” your muscles with repetitive adjustments, the more they get used to being in alignment and the longer they will stay that way.
Chiropractic Care Plans for Optimal Health
Most chiropractors will not only educate you on the science behind chiropractic, but they will also set you up for optimal health and healing with a chiropractic care plan. These plans generally start out with more frequent visits to your Rochester Hills chiropractor and then taper off to less frequent visits later in the year. This is because of the repetition that we talked about above—when your body “remembers” what it feels like to be in proper alignment, it stays in that alignment more easily and for longer periods of time. As your body adapts and gets used to chiropractic adjustments, it will be healthier and continue to function optimally, leading to long-term health and wellness.
If you want to learn more about how time and repetition play a role in chiropractic care and your health, visit Rochester Hills chiropractors Dr. Thomas Madigan and Dr. Brendan Shanahan at Vitality Precision Chiropractic. You can contact their team today to set up your consultation.