CHRONIC NECK PAIN & REPEATED CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS: HOW MANY OS TOO MANY?
“The only thing that seems to help me are Chiropractic Adjustments. But the results simply don’t last. Within a few days — or even hours — I feel like I need to be adjusted again. What gives?” Millions upon millions of chiropractic patients from around the country.
CHRONIC NECK PAIN……. How many of you have heard the old Chiropractic joke? How many Chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb? Only one, but it will take him three times a week for six weeks to get the job done. This is how many Chiropractors practice, with every patient, in every situation. A steady string of repeated, and repeated, and repeated chiropractic adjustments!
Most cases of chronic neck and back pain do not have to be like this, repeated chiropractic adjustments, seemingly until the cows come home. Don’t get me wrong; I love the AMAZING THINGS that CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS are capable of doing — its the only form of healthcare MY CHILDREN have ever had. But the truth is, for many (if not most) of you, there is a better way.
I cannot begin to tell you how many times I have seen patients who are living the scenario from the top of the page….
“Dear Dr. Schierling; the only thing that helps my chronic neck and upper back pain are Chiropractic Adjustments. But the results only last (circle your choice) a few hours / a day or two / a week or so. Then my pain returns in the same place, in the same way, and with the same intensity it was previously. What can I do so that I get long-lasting results like the people on your Video Testimonials? I’m tired of going to the chiropractor all the time but it is the only thing that seems to relieve my pain, even if it is only temporary“.
Truthfully, it may be time for a change of scenery (HERE). When I hear people making comments like those above, the first thing I think of is Scar Tissue.
You see; if you have SCAR TISSUE in the form of FASCIAL ADHESIONS, I don’t really care if you get adjusted every day (or even twice a day) until doomsday (WHICH THIS WOMAN DID); you are never going to get through the FIBROSIS and affect true change in your “TETHERED” spine. The worse the adhesions, the quicker you’ll be “out of place” again after your adjustment. Don’t believe me? Just take a few minutes to read the previous links and look at a few of our VIDEOS where our patients tell their stories. Although some of these are fairly generic, many are downright astounding.
Are Endlessly Repeated Chiropractic Adjustments Necessary?
It’s one thing to see a chiropractor who is using repeated adjustments to actually effect change (CBP for instance, in which the repeated chiropractic adjustments go far beyond simply simply “cracking” someone’s spine over and over and over again). It’s a whole other animal to get adjusted over and over and over again — just to get some temporary pain relief in the name of “CHIROPRACTIC MAINTENANCE“.
While certainly an improvement over the BIG FIVE, repeated chiropractic adjustments are, at least in far too many cases, not really getting to the root of the problem. It is all about getting to the root of the problem. My goal is always to get you better as quickly as is humanly possible. To see what a first visit to our clinic looks like, as well as the ridiculous results achieved by recent patients after just one treatment, go HERE and HERE respectively.
And for those of you interested in going the extra mile to get off of the medical merry-go-round, HERE is my clinical checklist handout, and HERE is the post for helping you solve your own problems to the degree of which that can be done. Those repeated chiropractic adjustments might just become a thing of the past!