How Long Will It Take?


Dr. Paul Nottoli

Owner and Clinic Director

Hey everyone, Dr. Nottoli here.

A question we get asked a lot is one, when people are starting to feel better, how long, how much more is it going to take to get better, or when they start beginning care, they ask, how long will it take to start feeling better?

So typically within the first six visits, we start to see sustainable improvement with the type of treatments that we provide.

We also are objectively measuring things so we know as the patient’s making progress.

But to get better on how much you get better, it depends on two things, if we’re working with you and you have some weakness where we need to strengthen some of the muscles and you have adhesion, while these are big deals and they can cause a lot of problems, the more adhesion you have, the longer this takes.

But for the most part, this is going to get better a lot quicker and we’ll be able to get 100% improvement with your condition going in that and it can be a complex problem, but we still can get 100% improvement versus if someone has some weakness, they have a lot of adhesion and they have some degenerative changes, such as a disc injury or partial tear, moderate arthritis, et cetera.

Then we can only get maybe 75 to 90% improvement because this is what we call an irreducible block where we’re not reversing that.

But we can still get improvement because we can still get all the adhesion out and strengthen around those areas and get as much as we can to buffer that out.

Now because of that, it’s more complicated.

It requires more time and more effort and more layers to remove, too, to improve this.

Now, also things that can make things take a little longer is if you have a diagnosis of an autoimmune condition or something along those lines or metabolic health isn’t as up to par as it should be.

So all those things on top of we just talked about to make things last longer and take longer to improve.

Now, regardless of that, we have the training and understanding of identifying those specific areas and helping you understand what’s going to happen and how we’re going to progress through the treatment process and what you can expect going forward, as well as our testing and things that you can do outside of the clinic to help you recover faster is getting enough sleep, making sure your diet and nutrition is good.

Making sure that you’re taking care of your mental health, and your stress level.

Doing things that bring you joy, etc can also help speed up the recovery process.

Either way, whether it’s been chronic, whether you have degenerative changes, whether you haven’t gotten help from any other provider before. We’re here to help you, we had to identify what we need to do for you.

We’re here to lay this out for you.

To help you understand the process that we’re going through and to help you live that life pain-free.

Cheers in health,

Dr. Paul Nottoli

Vitality Soft Tissue and Spine

3933 75th St. Suite 103 Aurora, IL 60504


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