Phases of Care
Laying the Foundation
Chiropractic care is like building a house – there is a particular order in which things have to happen in order for the house to be strong and everything to work correctly. When you build a house, you can not put up the walls before you install a solid foundation. If you tried, the result would be walls that are so weak they would eventually collapse. Likewise, you can not put the roof on before your walls are set. The result would be the same. Your body responds in the same manner. The healing process occurs through a particular plan in order to repair itself correctly and fully. There are three general phases of chiropractic 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 2-3 times per week for a number of weeks.
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 a period of time, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.
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. The most common wellness care frequency is 1 time per month.