In the case of your spine you need to remember some simple facts:
1) Your joints are made of two bones separated by cartilage.
2) Cartilage has no blood supply so it relies completely upon motion to get the vital food, water, and oxygen it needs to live.
3) Time, life, and gravity cause daily inflammation in the joints of your spine either through postural stress or various degrees and forms of injury.
4) Inflammation can be measured by the TSV. If it gets high enough…PAIN!
5) Inflammation creates scar tissue, also called adhesions, or fibrous tissue, or gristle.
6) Scar tissue binds the joints of your spine reducing the motion of the joints.
7) Loss of motion causes the cartilage to begin to wear out which is OBSERVABLE IN JUST TWO WEEKS per the work of Dr. Tapio Vidamin at the University of Helsinki, Finland.
Question: Where in the above equation will drugs solve the problem? Answer: Nowhere.
The solution is very simple:
1) Adjustments to break the scar tissue to restore motion.
2) Stretches to help prevent the return of the scar tissue.
3) Return to step #1 because Time, Life, and Gravity act on the spine every day!!
That’s generally it. The ONLY exceptions are those with significant complicating factors such as those in which the cartilage wear is so severe as to limit the results. The natural extension of the above is that the sooner in life one begins adjustments and the stretches, the better.