Laying the foundation for health restoration
In some ways, one could say that chiropractic care is a bit like building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work together correctly. When building a house, if you tried to build your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually may even collapse. If you tried to build your roof before the walls were ready, you would run into the same problem. These concepts apply to your body as well, and chiropractic care addresses many common reasons why people experience pain and other health issues. If something is not right with your body's foundation, then that needs to be addressed before health can be achieved. There are three general phases of chiropractic care . . .
Phase 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come into our chiropractic office, our first objective is to help you reduce pain and start feeling better as quickly as possible. Depending on the severity of the underlying condition which is causing your pain, it is typical for a patient to need chiropractic care for 4-12 weeks.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective phase of chiropractic care, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, which helps prevent further injury or pain. The goal of corrective or restorative chiropractic care is to help bring your body back to proper function. The exact length of this phase depends on your overall health, age and the severity of your problem.
Phase 3: Supportive Care
Once your body has fully healed and you are no longer experiencing pain or other symptoms, we are here to support your health goals with care when necessary to avoid further problems in the future and maintain optimum function. Usually, this phase of chiropractic care requires a visit to the chiropractor approximately once a month, based on your lifestyle and goals.