Many chiropractic practice members (especially those new to care) make the mistake of crediting the ‘adjustment’ for healing them, or taking away their pain. Actually, adjustments don’t heal ANYTHING…it’s the time you stay IN adjustment, allowing your body to heal in the interim that produces the result.
The healing process is literally one of recreating yourself – replacing sick, old, tired cells with newer, stronger ones over time. The quality of those new, replaced cells depends on your body’s natural recuperative abilities to work uninterrupted. Chiropractic adjustments simply keep your nerve system clear long enough, providing enough time for your body’s innate intelligence to accomplish the job.
Ultimately, it’s the doctor inside you (plus time) that mends and keeps you well, not the adjustive thrust from the chiropractor. So don’t make the mistake of “falling in love” with the adjustment itself. Instead, fall in love with the feeling associated with the notion of remaining clear from interference as long as possible, allowing healing to take place at full force in between adjustments.