Laying the foundation to your health
Chiropractic care is like building a house. You need to do things in a particular order in order for everything to work correctly. If you attempt to build your house without a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually they would collapse. The same holds true for your body. You must put your body through a particular plan of action and care in order to establish that solid foundation and give it the ability to properly repair itself correctly and fully. Here are the 3 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 6-24 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.
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 1-4 times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.