Healing is unique to individuals and influenced by many contributing factors. Patients who take more personal responsibility during the process tend to experience better outcomes. The healing process is gradual and requires time. For these reasons, it’s difficult to provide an exact timeframe that fits each patient. However, on average, patients respond very well within about six to eight weeks if they maintain alignment.
For example, if you fracture your arm, a medical physician will immobilize it using a cast, and you will be advised to keep it that way for about six to eight weeks. This duration is typical for bone healing. However, in cases of spinal misalignment, the musculature and ligaments are weakened, and it is essential to allow sufficient time for these structures to heal in their aligned position. The longer the spine remains out of alignment, the higher the likelihood of potential damage and, therefore, the longer the required healing time.