Laying the Foundation for Total Health
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: Pain Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come to my office, the first objective is to help you get out of pain and feel better FAST! Some patients get complete pain relief in their first session! Most patients will need 2-3 treatments.You will be given Home Therapy instructions as well. It is important that you follow these recommendations for BEST RESULTS!
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the Corrective Care Phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent re-injury. It is typical in many cases to need care several times per month for 3 to 12 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem. Some people choose not to follow through with this Phase of Care or their correction sometimes can be achieved in a few sessions. Just remember if the pain comes back the cause of your problem has not been corrected and you're only getting pain relief.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed, it is important to come in for periodic "Tune Ups". This helps prevent or minimize problems in the future. Usually, this only requires a quick visit once a month or every couple of months, based on your age, lifestyle, job and goals.