Why Chiropractic Adjustments Don’t Usually Work By Themselves In Danville VA

Why Chiropractic Adjustments Don't Usually Work By Themselves In Danville VA

Chronic Pain Danville VA Why Adjustments Don't Usually Work By Themselves

If I have heard it once, I have heard it a thousand times…

“Just gimme a quick adjustment doc, I will be fine. I dont need all those exercises!”

Unfortunately, neck and back pain never happen in a vacuum. Discs don't just bulge, and they don't herniate or degenerate… all on their own. If you are struggling with chronic pain in Danville VA, contact CoreMedX today.

What Patients Need To Realize In Danville VA

The vast majority of patients that end up in our offices don't realize it but they have both a short term and a long term problem. The short term problem is usually caused by a recent minor trauma (like working too long in the yard) which has produced inflammation and pain. The long term problem is years of damage that has silently accumulated in the form of bone spurs, bulging, herniated, or degenerative discs. Inflammation is the big pain generator but in this case it is just the tip of the iceberg!

We agree Chiropractic adjustments are very powerful and can help pain in the short term but there are at least 5 interconnected systems which play a part in the health and normal function of every joint in the body and they can't just be ignored.

Ligaments, tendons, joints, muscles, and nerves all play important roles and function in interconnected ways. Your supercomputer (the brain) works through millions of nerves to coordinate the actions of each of these individual systems into one cohesive unit.

When you are in pain, no fewer than three of the 5 systems are broken. Focusing on only a Chiropractic adjustment will get you a temporary fix at best! Your pain may subside for a short while but rest assured unless all 5 systems are working properly the underlying damage will continue to accumulate and your pain will return leading to a worsening of the condition and eventual joint surgery.

When muscles are too weak or too tight, limiting normal movemement, the brain picks up on the restrictions. These restrictions effect nerve flow, inflammation levels, tendon elasticity, muscle spasm (trigger points), and eventually disc dehydration and disease.

Once the kinetic chain, joint dysfunctions, muscle tightness, and muscle weaknesses have all been found and addressed, an occasional routine Chiropractic adjustment may be all that is needed to maintain great spinal health. Chiropractic maintenance adjustments may be able to maintain proper function and prevent long term damage but core strengthening exercises and appropriate stretching should always be part of a preventive spinal hygiene program.


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