Hello and thanks for reading my Blog. My name is Greg Beasley and I have been a Chiropractor for 19 years, 12 of those as a chiropractor in Everett. One question I hear daily is, "how can I get better faster?" This is usually in regard to an injury. Soft tissue injuries, weather it is neck pain or back pain from a ligament sprain or a herniated disc will take time to heal. So when I hear that question I have many answers; do your stretches, use ice not heat, avoid bed rest, drink lots of water and follow through with care.
When it comes to back injuries some of them heal like broken bones. If you break your arm you will end up in a cast. Most likely your pain will be gone in a couple days, but the cast stays on for six to eight weeks. Why? To promote an environment for healing. Chiropractic care is similar. I can help your severe pain go away usually within a few adjustments. But the injury will take at least 4 to 6 weeks to heal. Weekly I will see patients have a great deal of pain relief with just a couple adjustments and then stop care her and at home. This patient will usually be back in the office in worse shape than their initial visit. The reason is because the injured area had not yet healed. As with the broken bone the pain went away, but the healing was not complete.
Chiropractic care promotes and environment for healing. If you have had a recent whiplash or disc herniation, or if you have neck pain, or low back pain please give us a call to see if chiropractic care is right for you.