A good chiropractor knows when and where to adjust and when to leave the body alone. That's why during every visit Dr. Sousa will check your whole spine for areas that need attention or need to be left alone.
It is absolutely imperative that the doctors know how your body is adapting to the adjustments. That's exactly why every ten to twelve adjustments, a Progress Evaluation will be performed to determine how you are responding. Based on your progress, and how you're holding the adjustments, Dr. Sousa will determine the best possible plan of action moving forward.
Once your discomfort has subsided, you may think all is well and choose to abandon your efforts. However, if you end your care before the nerves, muscles, discs, ligaments and other soft tissues have fully healed, you can invite a relapse. People who discontinue care prematurely, inevitably experience the same problems down the road. Sometimes it takes weeks, sometimes months or years, but they always get in trouble again. The reason this happens is because health problems get progressively worse unless corrected.