with "just stopping" is that the chances that pain and dysfunction begin to
creep up again is very likely. This is because of the natural day-to-day
stresses such as work, finances, physical activity and diet can all cause
the nervous system to slow down or have delayed healing and recovery. I
always recommend to my patients they keep up with a maintenance plan after
active care and pain is resolved to maximum medical improvement.
When the joints are put back in place and given better motion/mobility
those gases and fluid get released decreasing any restriction caused by the
for no other reason than knowing and understanding the underlying
structure. About 95% of my patients will require films before any treatment
is performed. The other 5% fall into the too young to justify or muscular
condition which is expected to resolve with care. Some of my chronic pain
cases will get xrays so I can know how much wear and tear
(arthritis/degeneration) has developed of the years, others with acute
traumatic injuries will receive films also.