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 your 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 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, if is typical to need 2-3 times per week for 2-10 weeks. Our goal is to get you better as fast as possible.
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 2-12 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem. Home care and exercises will be assigned to allow you to do much of your treatment at home.
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 requires a quick visit to the chiropractor 1 time every 1 to 3 months on average, based on your lifestyle and goals.