What to Expect
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 are in pain when you come into our office, the first objective is to help you feel better. Depending on the severity of your problem, it is typical to need care 3-4 times per week for 3-4 weeks.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective care phase, muscles, ligaments and other tissues are being remodeled to help alleviate pain more completely in a better, more correct biomechanical position. It is typical to need care 3 times per week for a period of sixty to ninety days, then reducing your schedule to two times per week for 90-120 days depending on your overall health and the severity of your problems as well as any complicating factors you might have.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has returned to a healthy state and stabilized, it is important to come in for periodic adjustments to 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.