Laying the foundation

Chiropractic care is like building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular order for everything to stand strong and work correctly. When building a house, if you put up your walls before having a solid foundation, your walls will be weak and eventually collapse.  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 upon the severity of your diagnosis, it is typical to need care 2-3 times per week for 4-12 weeks.

Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care

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 6-24 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your case.

Phase 3: Wellness Care

Once your body has fully healed, it is important to come in for periodic adjustments to maintain overall good health. This usually requires a quick visit to the chiropractor 1-4 times per month based upon your lifestyle and goals.