Guideline for Healing

A Spinal Column

Springtime is here and change is in the air. The only way to make lasting change in the structure and function of the human body is repetition over time. If we could get big biceps in one workout we’d all have them!

People ask me all the time how often they need to get adjusted. The following is a basic guideline for healing/rehabilitation:

Cause – Time to Resolve – Adjustments needed
Acute Muscle Spasm – One day to 3 weeks – 1-12
Acute Inflammation – One day to 3 weeks – 1-12
Chronic Inflammation – One day to 12 months/never – 1- lifetime care
Adhesions – One day to 12 months/never – 1- lifetime care
Joint Degeneration – One day to 12 months/never – 1- lifetime care

I recognize that every case is different and that individual goals vary. I witness daily that consistent care provides the best results. Strength training is the one thing I wish I’d see more of in my patients. What do you do for yourself to create the change you want in your body?

Take care of yourself and I’m here when you need me!

In health,
Dr. Dan

Dr. Dan’s Thought…

The average human body contains enough: iron to make a 3 inch nail, sulfur to kill all fleas on an average dog, carbon to make 900 pencils, potassium to fire a toy cannon, fat to make 7 bars of soap, phosphorous to make 2,200 match heads, and water to fill a ten-gallon tank.

Build muscle, heal quicker
The more muscles you have, the more calories you’ll burn. Strength training also improves the health of your muscles, bones, and joints.