Laying the Foundation for Total Health
Chiropractic care is like building a house - certain things must happen in a particular 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 must go through a particular plan of care to repair itself correctly and fully. There are three general phases of chiropractic care:
Phase 1: Relief Care
Many people go to a chiropractor because they are in pain. In this first phase of care, the main goal is to reduce and eliminate your symptoms.
Most people are under the assumption that if they do not feel any pain that there is nothing wrong with them - that they are healthy. Unfortunately, pain is a poor indicator of health. In fact, pain and other symptoms frequently only appear after a disease or other condition has become advanced. When you begin chiropractic care, pain is also the first symptom to disappear, even though much of the underlying condition remains.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues can heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury.
If we discontinue care when pain is eliminated, the chances of the condition recurring are much greater. To prevent a rapid recurrence of symptoms, it is oftentimes necessary to continue receiving care even though your symptoms are gone.
Do not be discouraged if you have mild flare-ups in your symptoms on occasion. This is normal. Flare-ups are bound to occur during this phase because your body has not fully healed.
Phase 3: Wellness Care Once your body has fully recovered, it is important to come in for periodic adjustments to avoid problems in the future. This frequency is based on your lifestyle and individual goals. No games, no gimmicks, and no pressure. That is our pledge to you.