HOW CAN MY THERAPY BE MAKING ME WORSE?
Can therapy really make some people worse? It certainly does, and happens more often than you might realize. I am not just talking here about therapy done by therapists, but by chiros, physiatrists, DO's, athletic trainers, etc, etc. On many occasions I HAVE PICKED ON CHIROS for sometimes promoting the idea that given enough adjustments, chiropractic can solve anything --- including CHRONIC PAIN. Today I am going to tackle similar situation in a related field. Why do some people get worse with their therapy?
It's certainly not like most people are getting worse with their therapy. In fact, therapy is highly beneficial for most people. There is, however, a significant group of people who actually get worse with therapy. I probably see a disproportionate number of these folks because I deal with so many Chronic Pain patients, but believe me when I tell you they are out there in numbers greater than anyone cares to admit. Let's talk about this group for a moment, and cover a few of the reasons they might fail to respond to their therapy.
Therapy is awesome. But it has to be done properly, and in the right order. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to Chronic Pain. However, a failure to deal with SUBLUXATION and Scar Tissue before progressing on to more intense stretching and various forms of exercise (therapy) can result in less than optimum results --- or even make you worse.
Dr. Schierling completed four years of Kansas State University's five-year Nutrition / Exercise Physiology Program before deciding on a career in Chiropractic. He graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in 1991, and has run a busy clinic in Mountain View, Missouri ever since. He and his wife Amy have four children (three daughters and a son).