As you know, the way Dr. Rick measures the results of the adjustment is by monitoring the TSV (total subluxation value). Taking any complicating factors into consideration, we expect the TSV to reduce at a certain speed. When a single adjustment is made, the TSV will go down just a little bit, almost immediately. Unfortunately TLG (time, life, and gravity) will act to bring that TSV right back up in hours or days. Therefore, if you have your next adjustment while the TSV is a little lower, it will go a little lower still. Add up enough of these adjustments in the right period of time, and before you know it your TSV is half of where it started and your pain is much less or gone. Your spine is stable. You will be ready for Reconstructive Care. BUT, wait too long between adjustments and the TSV just creeps up to where it was before the last adjustment and you are starting all over again.
4X – 4 times a week is reserved for the most serious of cases, someone who cannot move well and is unable to work. This lasts for a week or two at most.
3X – 3 times per week is for nearly all Initial Intensive Care patients to start. At this frequency the majority of patients can expect their TSV to get to half their starting point in 12 adjustments. A small minority may take 20. And fewer yet 30. Recent car accidents can take much longer.
2X – 2 times per week is for when Initial Intensive Care is winding down, or the beginning stages of Reconstructive Care (the goal of which is to drive the TSV as near zero as possible).
1X – Once per week is our minimum recommended frequency. Based upon research at the University of Helsinki, Finland, if our goal is to slow or stop spinal joint degeneration, the subluxated spinal joints need to be adjusted more often than every 2 weeks. The research demonstrated that when a joint does not move properly, it will show signs of “permanent and irreversible” degeneration in just 2 weeks. We based reconstructive care on this model.
As always, you have complete freedom to accept or ignore or modify the doctor’s recommended frequency, just understand his recommendations are based upon the science, plus 26 years of clinical experience, plus over 1.5 million spinal adjustments. The consequences are yours.