WHY CAN'T I SEEM TO HOLD ADJUSTMENTS LONGER?
CHRONIC PAIN is almost ubiquitous in our society --- the number one thing that drives patients to my clinic. There's a question that I am asked by someone almost every day. 'Doc; why don't I hold my CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS better?' I heard it three times yesterday --- including from an individual who had not been adjusted (by me or anyone else) in almost 12 years. For most people it's a very legitimate question, which I will attempt to answer in today's post. Although there are any number of potential reasons a person might not hold adjustment well, for the most part they can be boiled down to three.
There are others; scoliosis comes immediately to mind. But it's not so common. The points above are all extremely common --- dog common. And even though Inflammation has its own bullet point, the truth is that the other two points above it are based on Inflammation as well (the word "itis" is Latin for Inflammation, and Fibrosis is always caused by Inflammation --- HERE). You've already figured out that the DRUGS DON'T WORK. If you want to hold adjustments better, you'll have to deal with underlying Inflammation. Period. There are no shortcuts.
The great thing is that understanding, attacking, and defeating Inflammation will not only improve your ability to hold adjustments, but will help most of you LOSE WEIGHT and deal with your CHRONIC INFLAMMATORY ILLNESSES / AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES in the process. HERE are the posts.
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).