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By Southington Chiropractor – Rob Shaw, DC

You’re a couple of weeks into your chiropractic care and you’re beginning to feel better already.  You want to get back to your regular routine as soon as possible.  There’s a lot to do around the house, you’ve got a family to take care of and you can’t wait to get back to exercising.  We understand your urgency to start ‘living’ again.  Problem is… the paint’s not quite dry yet.

It’s not uncommon to feel ‘done’ after a few adjustments.  When the Innate, recuperative abilities of your body kick in, you might look and feel remarkably new… like a fresh coat of paint.  But like a fresh coat of paint, looks can be deceiving.  What seems completely dry (healed) on the surface, may still have a few tacky areas underneath.  If you jump the gun and try to re-hang the fixtures, you might ruin the finish and have to start all over again.

Complete and thorough healing requires time.  Even though you may feel like your old self after a few chiropractic sessions, it’s no green light to go back to your old activities.  The stabilizing phase of care (where you feel so good you wonder why you’re still coming in) is where all the ‘paint curing’ happens.  Give your body the time it needs to completely dry and you’ll be happier with the end results.  Until next time.