Laying the Foundation for Total Health
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
Relief care centers around treating severe pain you may be experiencing when you first visit our clinic. This may require several visits every week or a few visits a month. Depending on the severity of your problem, it is typical to need care two to three times per week for four to 12 weeks. The goal is to lower your pain, so you can move and operate without discomfort.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. It is typical to need care four to eight times per month for six to 24 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.
While eliminating your pain symptoms is vital to your health, correcting the underlying musculoskeletal issues that caused the pain is imperative. To prevent a rapid recurrence of your discomfort, we'll administer adjustments and treatments to keep your spinal column, neck, and lower back properly aligned; we'll also prescribe daily exercises that can strengthen your core and help you avoid flare-ups later on.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
After you've fully recovered, routine adjustments will ensure your back and body wellness stay intact. These maintenance visits will help you stay active without discomfort or flare-ups from past musculoskeletal injuries. We'll work to customize your treatment plan to meet any changing needs, and we're happy to answer all of your questions.