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, it is typical to need care 2-3 times per week for 4-12 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. It is typical to need care 4-8 times per month for 6-12 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.
Phase 3: Maintenance/Wellness Care
Once you have returned to your normal actives pain free, and you've received proper education from us on how to maintain your body, you'll have the tools to manage your health through proper dietary, exercise, sleep, and stress management habits. Should you enjoy care and decide that you feel better when you're treated on a regular basis, one quick visit to the chiropractor 1 time per month may be all that you need in order to live life without any functional limitations and achieve your wellness goals.