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: Relief Care
This is also considered the corrective care phase. If you are in pain when you come into our office, the first objective is to provide chiropractic care for the relief of pain and suffering.
Phase 2: Healing
During the healing phase muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely
Phase 3: Rehabilitation
The purpose of this phase is to strengthen the muscles surrounding the spine while continuing to restore spinal mobility and integrity as much as possible.
Phase 4: Maintenance Care
Once your body has restored function, it is important to come in for maintenance adjustments to avoid problems in the future. Usually, this only requires a visit to the chiropractor one to two times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.