Building The Foundation
Chiropractic care is like building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular order for everything to stand strong and work correctly.
For example, let's say you're building your dream house. When you try to put up your walls before building a solid foundation, you'll be lucky if the walls stand at all, let alone over time. Sooner or later, they will collapse.
The same is true for your body. Your body has to go through three pases of care to repair itself correctly and fully. The three phases of Chiropractic care are:
Phase 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you visit our center the first time, our goal is to help you feel better. Depending on the severity of your problem, it is common to need care 2-3 times per week for 4-12 weeks.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. It is typical to need care 4-8 times per month for 6-24 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 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.