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
Our intention is to restore pain free function quickly. If you are in pain when you come into our office, our first objective is to help you feel better and determine what is causing your pain. Depending on the severity of your problem, frequency of care might include two to three visits per week, up to eight weeks
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. Frequency of care may include four to eight treatments per month, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem. Commitment to rehab exercises and or a home stability exercise program speeds up this phase of care.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed, it is important to come in for periodic adjustments to avoid problems in the future. Usually, this only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor one to four times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.