If you don’t follow instructions well, the treatment won’t work welliStock/AJ_Watt
“When patients do not follow all my at-home care prescriptions, it hinders my ability to help them. I can adjust you and get your body aligned properly, but if you are not doing the therapeutic exercises I prescribe, or if you are continuing to eat a highly inflammatory diet, you are not going to see the best results. Optimal results occur when the entire program prescribed is followed properly.” —Pamela Abramson-Levine
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You don’t have to snap, crackle, pop to get resultsiStock/leezsnow
“There are many different techniques within the chiropractic profession. Some of them are low force, like Directional Non-Force Technique (DNFT). With this technique, there are no forceful manipulations, so you won’t hear the usual cracking or popping. It’s a very gentle and effective approach to getting the body back into proper alignment.” —Pamela Abramson-Levine
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“Self-adjusting by turning or cranking your own neck to make it ‘pop’ may give temporary relief, but in most cases it is exacerbating a problem. Without proper touch and contact on the stuck joint, you’re likely doing damage to surrounding joints.” —Kris Birkeland, DC, president of Joint Ventures, LLC, operator of 28 The Joint Chiropractic Clinics
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