9. When a chiropractor corrects a back or neck problem, how come it doesn’t stay corrected but seems to return periodically?
There we have a problem because the chiropractor doesn’t correct a back or neck problem.
You say how come it doesn’t stay corrected? The only thing a chiropractor can do is give back to your body the ability to adjust and re-adjust itself. Sometimes there is a weakness in a certain area and very often when we leave the chiropractors office we go back to the lifestyle that caused the problem in the first place. Of course it’s going to occur again. Some people have a shape of bones that leads to vertebral subluxations that cause back problems or neck problems, and because chiropractors deal through the spine many people believe that they deal exclusively with the spine, so they think chiropractors are back doctors. That is actually not true. There are many problems that are taken to chiropractors and respond to chiropractic care, but it is quite possible for those problems to come back again if we go back to the lifestyle that caused the problem in the first place.
If you lift weights improperly and in so doing hurt your back. You go to a chiropractor and he may help the body correct the problem, but a week later you lift the weight again improperly. You may just hurt your back again.
By: Reggie Gold, D.C.