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. Our doctors and staff will do everything at our disposal, utilizing natural chiropractic techniques and therapy to get you to a pain-free state as quickly as possible. We will design a specific treatment program to obtain these results for you.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
Now that we have you out of pain, we want to correct the problem so that it does not keep reoccuring. During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping to prevent a reoccurance of the injury.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
This is really what it is all about! Now that we have you completely out of pain and your specific condition corrected, we want to do our best to help you achieve and maintain your optimum structural health. Once your body has fully healed, it is important to come in for periodic chiropractic adjustments to avoid problems in the future. Usually, this only requires a monthly visit, but depends on your lifestyle, work environment, hobbies, and goals. We will also go over specific things you can do at home to aid in your wellness care.