Laying the Foundation
Chiropractic care is like building a house – there are certain things that need to happen in a particular order for it to stand strong. If you tried to build walls without a solid foundation, they would be weak and eventually collapse. And if the roof was attached before the walls were stable, the whole structure would come tumbling down. The same is true for your body…you need a particular plan of care for correct and full repair.
There are three general phases of chiropractic care:
Phase 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come into our office, our objective is to identify the problem and help you feel better. Depending on the severity, we might recommend regular weekly visits for three to five 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. During this time, and again, depending on the severity of your pain, we might recommend regular monthly visits for two to three months.
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 or two times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.