As your body heals, the important thing is that the adjustment holds. I often use the expression that, “The adjustment is holding,” which means that a joint is staying in the correct position. There are 3 reasons that an adjustment may not hold right away:
- Your muscles/ligaments get weak. They are not strong enough to keep the vertebra where it should be.
- Your nerves are resistant to change (aka muscle memory). Your body must unlearn bad habits.
- Life goes on. By doing the same things that caused the vertebra to misalign in the first place (eg sleeping the wrong way, working and driving too much, etc), your body will take longer to heal.
As your body heals, generally your adjustment holds longer. And the longer the adjustment holds, the better!
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