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Chiropractor Weekly Sticky: Why Adjustments Don’t Heal You

Walnut Creek Chiropractor

If you were the unfortunate recipient of a nasty cut, you know what it’s like to get stitches. With a little local anesthetic and some skilled suturing, your cut looks much cleaner. After a few days when the stitches come out, you barely notice there was even a wound. So did the stitches do the healing?

Stitches and Chiropractic Adjustments have one thing in common… they can’t heal you. Sure, both may be necessary after an injury. But both can only create a cleaner environment for the healing to take place. Stitches align skin to seal a wound, adjustments align vertebrae to ease nerve pressure – but it’s the healing power of Life inside you that completes the job.

The next time you come in for an adjustment to instantly fix your headache, your sciatica or your sleeping problems, understand it isn’t the adjustment that produces the result. It simply creates an environment more conducive for healing. The doctor inside you is the one who deserves credit for the work.

Thanks: Chiropracitc Weekly Sticky

Chiropractor Weekly Sticky: “Paint’s Not Dry Yet”

You’re a few weeks into your Chiropractic care and you’re starting to feel better. You want to get back to your routine as soon as possible. There’s a ton to do around the house, you’ve got a family to take care of and you can’t wait to get back to the gym. You have an urgency to start ‘living’ again. Problem is… the paint’s not quite dry yet.

It’s not uncommon to feel ‘done’ after a few adjustments. When the innate recuperative abilities of your body kick in, you might look and feel remarkably new – like a fresh coat of paint. But like a fresh coat of paint, looks can be deceiving. What seems completely dry (healed) on the surface may still have a few tacky areas underneath. If you jump the gun and try to re-hang the fixtures, you might ruin the finish and need to start all over again.

Complete and thorough healing requires time. Even though you may feel like your old self after a few Chiropractic sessions, it’s no green light to go back to your old activities. The stabilizing phase of care (where you feel so good you wonder why you’re still coming in) is where all the ‘paint curing’ happens. Give your body the time it needs to completely dry and you’ll be happier with the end results.

Thanks Rob!