What to Expect
Chiropractic Care is like Laying the Foundation for Total Health
Chiropractic care is a bit like building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work together correctly. When building a house, if you tried to build your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually collapse. If you tried to build 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.
Phase 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come into our office, our first objective is to help you feel better. Depending on the severity of your problem, it is typical for a patient to need chiropractic treatment 2-3 times per week for 2-4 weeks before pain goes away.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective phase of chiropractic care, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, which helps prevent further injury or pain. It is typical to need chiropractic treatment about 4-8 times per month for 1-2 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
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 quick visit to the chiropractor 1-2 times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.