Laying the foundation
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 have symptoms when initially beginning care in our office, we will certainly help you find relief. Our primary focus is on detecting and correcting Vertebral Subluxations that may be causing some of these symptoms. Depending on the severity, it is typical to need care 2-3 times per week for 4-12 weeks during this initial phase of care.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. It is typical to need care 1-2 times per week for 6-24 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once correction has been achieved, it is important to continue with regular wellness visits to continue to improve your overall health and/or prevent 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.