Remember that subluxation is essentially joints of the spine that no longer move due to scar tissue, and that this results in nerve stress, inflammation, muscle spasm, and degeneration of those spinal joints. Therefore, correction of the subluxation is done by restoring motion. So the first tool of the 3 is the adjustment. The purpose of the adjustment is to restore and maintain the motion of the joints that would never improve on their own or from any amount of stretching no matter how far and how often you do your stretches. The adjustment works by breaking scar tissue adhesions, resetting joint function, and restoring normal motion patterns. So this is my part in this fight against time, life and gravity (TLG).
The second tool is stretching the spinal joints. We use a simple program specifically designed by Dr. Rick to restore global motion to the spine and support the work done by the adjustments. It is your job to do your exercises to improve the motion of your spine in your fight against time, life, and gravity (TLG). It takes just 80 seconds a day and should be done every day as long as you have an aging spine, in other words the rest of your life.
The last tool is deep tissue massage. While the first 2 are needed by all patients, this last one depends upon how much chronic spasm you have, or how much scar tissue you have in the muscles. This is recommended on a case by case basis, although many of you just like to do it anyway.
You just have to show up to get the adjustment tool used on your spine. If he hasn’t done it already, in the first few visits the doctor will teach you the stretching tool and give you an explanation/reminder sheet to post somewhere at home. And if the doctor recommends the massage tool you will receive your first 30 minute massage at our cost. You just need to make the appointment.