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 . . .
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 2 weeks. You should respond quickly to care if this is going to be the treatment of choice for you. If you do not see improvement within a short period of time, then we will make the appropriate referral whether it is for advanced diagnostic imaging or another medical specialist.
During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. This is accomplished through specific exercise instruction which will include stretching for improved muscle flexibility and resistance exercises for increased strength.
Once your body has fully healed, it is important for some to come in for periodic adjustments to avoid problems in the future.