Chiropractic care is like building a house – certain things have to happen in a particular order for everything to stand strong and work correctly. If you tried to put up your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and will 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 it to fully and correctly repair itself. There are three general phases of chiropractic care as below:-
If you are in pain when you come into our practice, our priority will be to help you feel better. Depending on the severity of your problem, you may need care 2-3 times per week for a duration of 4-12 weeks.
Most people visit a chiropractor because they are in pain. In this first phase of care, the main aim is to reduce your symptoms. Depending on the severity of the presented condition, this will require daily visits or two to three visits per week for a time.
In the majority of cases, most people assume that they are healthy and that there is nothing wrong when there is no pain. Unfortunately, pain is a very poor indicator of your health condition. In fact, pain and other symptoms often only appear after a disease or other condition has become advanced.
For example, consider a cavity in your tooth. Does it hurt when it first develops or only after it has become serious? How about heart disease? Regardless of whether you are talking about cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stress or problems with the spine, pain is usually the last thing to appear. When you begin chiropractic care, pain is also the first symptom to disappear, even though much of the underlying condition remains.
During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping to 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 problem.
Most chiropractors regard the elimination of symptoms as the easiest part of one’s care. If all that the chiropractor does is to reduce the pain and stop there, the chances of the condition recurring are much greater. In order to prevent a rapid recurrence of symptoms, it is necessary to continue receiving care even though your symptoms are gone.
During the correction / restorative phase of your care, you will not have to receive adjustments as often as you did in the first phase of care and, depending on your particular circumstances, you may begin doing exercises and stretches at the gym or at home.
Do not be discouraged if you have mild flare-ups in your symptoms on occasion. This is normal. Flare-ups are bound to occur during this phase because your body has not fully healed. This phase of your care may last anywhere from a few months to a couple of years. It depends on the severity of your injury or condition and how long you have been suffering from it.
Once your body has fully healed, it is important to maintain your wellness with periodic adjustments to avoid problems in the future.
Usually, this only requires a quick visit to The One Chiro 1-4 times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.
Routine chiropractic care can help ensure that your physical problems do not return, and to keep your body in optimal condition. Just like continuing an exercise program and eating well in order to sustain the benefits of exercise and proper diet. It is necessary to continue your chiropractic care to ensure the health of your musculoskeletal system.
When you make routine chiropractic care a part of your lifestyle, you avoid many of the aches and pains that so many people suffer through. Your joints will last longer and you will be able to engage in more of the activities you love. Prevention is always better than a cure.