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 3-5 times per week for 1-12 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. Reaching optimum function is the goal. Idealy, this stage can last anywhere from 2-24 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.
**PLEASE NOTE**To fully understand your condition, and which type of care or treatments are most appropriate, the doctor needs to take a detailed case history and perform an examination appropriate for your complaint. The doctor does not diagnose, treat, or give specific treatment advice to people over the phone, or through email unless they have been properly examined and diagnosed in office. Individuals can expect a report of findings that explains their problem, the cause, whether or not treatments can help them, the risks associated with treatments, the risks associated with not accepting timely treatment / treatment options, factors that complicate treatment, how many treatments it will take to help them, what type of treatments will be performed, and the cost associated with treatments. Treatment plans are tailored to the needs of the patient.