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. Depending on the severity of your problem, it is typical to need care 3-5 times per week for 2-6 weeks.
Phase 2: Corrective Care
During the corrective care phase the goal is to move the spine closer to the normal alignment through mirror image exercises, spinal adjustments and mirror image spinal traction. Muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. Frequnecy will continue with 3-5 visits per week up to 12 weeks. At the end of the 12 week program of care a progress exam including x-ray, questionairres, and physical will reveal the improvements. For more information on spinal corrective care and the normal spinal model goto www.cbppatient.com .
Phase 3: Wellness Care
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 like what you eat, what you think and how and when you exercise. Other factors that make up your prevention or wellness treatment include the structure of your spine and how S.A.D.D.(Spinal Arthritis and Disc Disease) your spine is.