Question: If you drop your favorite bowling ball on your foot, what's the first thing you need to do to start healing?
Answer: Get the bowling ball off your foot!
Sounds simple, but it's true. Your foot cannot start healing until the offending pressure is removed first. The same principle applies to your chiropractic care.
A misaligned vertebra (a.k.a. subluxation) acts like a bowling ball on a nerve - creating compression, pain, and inflammation. Proper healing starts only when the offending pressure is removed and kept off the nerve with sequential adjustments. But don't expect instant relief. Removing the pressure is simply the first step in a timely process.
If you don't feel great immediately after an adjustment, don't be discouraged! With a clear nerve system and time, damaged tissues can heal and you'll feel like new again. For now, be confident the healing process has at least started because the metaphorical bowling ball has been removed!
Dr. MJ Wegmann,