Laying the Foundation for Total Health
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 as fast as we can. We have never recommended the stereotypical "3x/week for a month, 2x/week for another month and then once a week for the rest of your life". Everyone's conditions and complexity of such is different and requires individualized care. Let's get you to your goals as fast as we can, as safely as we can, and create a personalized care plan for you!
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. Our doctors will give you some tips and tricks to prevent and help yourself at home so you don't need to rely on us solely to accomplish your goals.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once we fix the problem at hand, some patients enjoy continuing to receive care, while others just call us when needed. Our goal is to find your maintenance threshold and keep you out of pain. Some patients choose to see us at a frequency that works best for them to maintain and others call us as needed--both are acceptable!