Laying the foundation
Chiropractic care is like building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work correctly. When building a house, if you tried to put up your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually collapse. If you tried to put on your roof before the walls were ready, you would run into the same problem. The same is true for your body. Your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully. There are three general phases of chiropractic care . . .
Phase 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come into our office, the first objective is to help you feel better. Depending on the severity of your problem, you may start feeling better very quickly or if your problem is severe or chronic, it may take longer to begin to feel relief.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. The length of time required for corrective/restorative care is again dependent on the severity of your condition.
During this phase you will be given exercises, stretches and life stye advise to speed up this process.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed, you may choose to maintain the correction that has been achieved in Phase 2 with intermitent treatment that varies for each individual depending on a number of factors based on your lifestyle and goals.
It is important to come in for periodic adjustments to avoid problems in the future. Your doctor will discuss and plan the best wellness care program with to provide you with optimal health results.