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
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 two to three times per week for four to 12 weeks. Every patient is unique. Our doctors will discuss with each patient about the recommended treatment that is best for his or her condition. Each treatment plan is specifically designed for each patient based on the examination findings.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. During this phase of care, our doctors may recommend a rehabilitation program to help strengthen muscles and improve the patient's overall function with daily and recreational activities.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed, our doctors may recommended periodic spinal adjustments to avoid problems in the future. This is called wellness or maintenance care. The amount and frequency of visits is based on your lifestyle and health goals.