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: Acute/Crisis Care
If you are in intense pain when you come into our office, our first objective is to help you feel better. In this phase of care, we focus on reducing your inflammation levels. This gives your nervous system the reset it needs to decrease your pain levels. 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 Care
During the corrective care phase, we place strong emphasis on remodeling the structure of your spine and completely healing the underlying muscles and other tissues. This not only strengthen your spine and rejuvenates your nervous system, but it also prevents future injury. In this phase of care, it is typical to need care 8-12 times per month for 6-12 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 maintain proper spinal alignment and 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.
If you are ready to get back to living your life without pain and on your own terms, we are ready to discuss how we can help! Give us a call today!