Posted by on April 09, 2011 09:25 AM

Sometimes after a patient has been in several times, and I adjust them, and they hear the “popping” sound they say, “I’m surprised that thing fell out of place again.”  Well, that not what actually happens.  When you come to me and I adjust you the vertebrae do not go into place and then “fall out of place” before your next adjustment.

Here is what happens.  Each time I adjust you the vertebrae moves a little closer into the correct position (and it also starts moving a little more freely through natural body motion).  Then, the next time you come in I adjust you again and move the vertebra a little closer into alignment again.  In other words, every time I adjust you I just move the vertebra a little closer into its normal position.

But here’s the problem.  If you miss an appointment it gives the vertebrae time to “regress” or settle back out of position.  You see, one adjustment builds on the next – each moving the vertebrae closer into position.  If you miss an adjustment the vertebrae have time to settle out of position a little.  Then it becomes “two steps forward and one step back.”

Try to keep every appointment and if you do miss one try to make it up before your spine has a chance to settle back into the old position.

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