Why should I continue treatment at my favorite chiropractor in El Cajon if I am no longer in pain? Many patients don’t understand why they should continue treatment after adjustments have gotten them out of pain. The difference is the difference between pain relief and actual healing. There are three distinct and vital steps to treatment.
1. Adjustments to get you out of pain.
Realignment of your spine will cause the bones to quit damaging your nerves. This will get you out of pain. This can take many visits, but lack of pain is the first major improvement most people notice. Unfortunately some people in El Cajon drop their chiropractic treatment at this point which often leads to their pain coming back.
2. Continued treatment to help you heal.
Once you are out of pain, we continue your treatment to help actual healing. Most spinal misalignment is brought about by damage to the ligaments and muscles which causes the spinal bones to misalign. This causes the spinal nerve to be irritated which is what causes the pain.
Even here at Richter Chiropractic of El Cajon, it takes a minimum of three months for ligaments to heal properly. If treatment is dropped before this occurs, the damage that caused you pain in the first place will continue and several months down the road your pain will be back. Unfortunately at this point we will have to start all over again with your treatment. This adds unnecessary time and expense to your treatment.
3. Maintenance to keep your body healthy.
The body is an amazing thing. It is by design, an advanced biological machine. By continuing to maintain spinal health through regular adjustment, the body will run at its best! Regular chiropractic adjustment here in El Cajon can prevent future problems with your body.
STAY OUT OF PAIN! Complete your treatment!