While every case is different, most injuries will require more than one visit to remedy. Followup treatments are necessary to train the body just as repeat exercise is necessary to train for strength. When an area of the body has been injured and misaligned for any amount of the time, the surrounding muscles and ligaments begin to adapt to the malposition. Muscles will learn to contract differently through a process called ‘muscle memory’ while ligaments will distort due to ‘plastic deformation’. In order to undo and reset these muscles and ligaments, multiple adjustments, stretches, and exercises are necessary. One adjustment will help the pain for a time, but the injury will go back to its painful state without proper follow-up.