Unlearning Bad Habits => Changing ‘engram’ and Muscle Memory

If you decide to take up golf without investing in a few lessons first (like former NBA All Star Charles Barkley did) you are bound to develop some bad habits. Once those bad habits get locked into muscle memory, do not expect a few training sessions to fix it! It is going to take time and repetition to undo the damage.

Likewise if your spine develops poor alignment and resulting dysfunction from years of bad habits (like not being checked for subluxations on a regular basis), do not expect a few appointments at a chiropractor’s office (especially a non-specific one) to reverse the damage. A corrective care schedule is likely needed to retrain ‘normal’ back into your spine. Undoing years of structural weakness, faulty muscle memory, and abnormal motion takes time. The good news? Just like proper training and practice can eventually improve a bad golf swing, proper and specific adjustments and a consistent schedule of care can improve poor spinal mechanics, essentially reducing the threat of bigger problems down the road.

Like Charles says, undoing bad habits takes time, effort, and commitment. But with the right coaching, hard work, and a strong desire to change, you can get it done! Make sure you follow the recommended treatment plan developed by your chiropractor to get the results you are hoping for!