Laying the foundation
Chiropractic care is like building a house - things must happen in a particular order for everything to stand firm and function correctly. When building a house, if you tried to erect the walls before you had a solid foundation, the walls would be weak and unsteady and eventually collapse. The same is true for your body. Your body must 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, our first objective is to help you feel better. Depending on the severity of the problem, it is common for patients to respond to our care after 1-4 weeks.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective care phase, your muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely and are strengthened and stabilized, thereby helping to prevent further injury. It is common for patients to progress through this phase after an additional 2-8 weeks, depending on their overall health and the severity of the problem.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed and has been properly strengthened and stabilized, you may chose to maintain this new level of health with periodic Wellness care. Usually, this only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor once a month or less based on your lifestyle and goals.