The early stages of chiropractic care will consist of lots of visits, spaced closely together. Like a rocket that expends most of its energy during liftoff, the idea is to create enough momentum to produce healing and make changes to the structure and function of your spine.
If I don’t see you often enough or consistently enough, like a rocket, you won’t be able to create enough momentum to reach escape velocity and go into orbit.
How long it will take for your spine to become healthier? Let me share some facts with you. Under ideal circumstances, on average:
-General Tissue Repair can take anywhere from 2 days to 6 weeks;
-Muscle or Tendon healing can take 10 days to 10 weeks;
-Ligament Healing will be around 50% in 6 months, around 80% after one year, and as close to 100% as possible in 1-3 years;
-Tissue Remodeling can take 3 weeks to 1 year to complete; Angiogenesis (the formation of new capillaries), which is imperative for healing to occur, requires months to complete.
These numbers will vary dependent on how healthy you are, what stresses you are continuously exposed to, and how well your body can deal with the stresses.
Once the spine is healthier, you still want to maintain the momentum toward health and a better life with regular checkups.