Phase 1: Relief Care
Thumbs Up to Relief
Many people go to a chiropractor because they are in pain. In this first phase of care, the main goal is to reduce your symptoms. Sometimes this requires daily visits, or two to three visits per week for a time.
Most people assume that the absence of pain indicates good health. Unfortunately, pain is a very poor indicator of health. In fact, pain and other symptoms frequently only appear after a disease or other condition has become advanced.
For example, consider a cavity in your tooth. Does it hurt when it first develops or only after it has become serious? Regardless of whether you are talking about cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stress or spinal problems, pain is usually the last thing to appear. When you begin chiropractic care, pain is also the first symptom to disappear, even though much of the underlying condition remains.
Phase 2: Corrective Care
Teaming Up for Optimal Health
During the corrective / restorative phase of your care, you will not receive adjustments as often as you did during Phase 1. Depending on your particular circumstances, you may begin doing exercises and stretches to accelerate healing, either at the center or at home.
Do not be discouraged if your symptoms mildly flare up occasionally. This is normal. Flare-ups are bound to happen during this phase because your body has not fully healed. Depending on the severity of your injury or condition and how long you have been suffering from it, this phase of your care may last anywhere from a few months to a couple of years.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Maintenance is Key to Healthy Living
Once your body has fully healed, routine chiropractic care can help ensure that your physical problems do not return and keep your nervous and muscular-skeletal systems in optimal condition. By making ongoing chiropractic care an integral part of life, you can avoid many of the aches and pains that many people suffer through, your joints will last longer, and you’ll be able to fully engage life as you experience health, wellness, and vitality.