What to Expect
Chiropractic care is like building a house—certain things have to happen in a particular order to ensure everything stands strong and works correctly. When building a house, if you tried to put up walls before a solid foundation is poured, your walls would be weak and eventually collapse. If you tried to install a roof before the walls were ready, you'd 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 One - 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 two to three times per week for four to 12 weeks.
Phase Two - Corrective/Restorative Care: 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 four to eight times per month for six to 24 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.
Phase Three - 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 one to four times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.