Medical Research Proves You Should Get Adjusted Every 2 Weeks
Up until the late 80's, medical science taught that bed rest and elevation was the best someone could do to recover from hip, knee, ankle or back surgery. In fact, most elite medical schools taught that a joint would heal best if it was allowed to rest.
It wasn't until 1987 when a group of medical doctors and orthopedic researchers proved that the slightest restriction of a joint will result in permanent and irreversible degeneration within just two weeks. The study further noted that if the restricted motion returned to normal, the degeneration would not be reversed but all progression would stop.
Today, we now know that motion is better for your joints (including the spinal joints) for recovery and health. The study made it clear that frequency for regular Chiropractic adjustments should be no greater than two weeks apart in order to prevent deterioration of spinal joints.
Long Term Chiropractic Care is Better than Short Term
This research also helped to clarify why regular long-term Chiropractic adjustments are necessary for spinal, posture, and organ health. Many people, particularly ones who already have some level of spinal degeneration present, need to be checked and/or adjusted more frequently than one time every two weeks. Every human should be seeing a Chiropractor, on a regular basis, according to the outcomes of a study like this one because it demonstrates the importance of proper moving joints; and who helps you to move your joints better than a Doctor of Chiropractic care!
Symptoms Are Not a Good Indicator for Care
A significant part of the research also did not find an association between pain and the onset of the degeneration progresses. The presence of pain is a poor indicator of whether a person needs a Chiropractic adjustment or not. Spinal degeneration can occur within two weeks of restricted vertebral movement. Pain may or may not be present for arthritis to be present or progressive.
The tug of gravity and the progression of spinal and joint degeneration from movement restrictions all contribute to the need for all people to visit a Chiropractor regularly. Humans age over time like all powerful structures. This research points out that regular spinal adjustments will slow the erosion process during aging. Chiropractic adjustments prevent the degeneration of spinal joints by increasing movement and removing interference to the central nervous system.
The degenerative process exists within the spine and nervous system of all people who have vertebral subluxation and are not regularly visiting a Chiropractor. Long-term regular Chiropractic adjustments maximize health and function of the body and organs. Better health awaits everyone who makes the choice to unlock the power that exists within the body.