Here are some stages of chiropractic care. It’s important to understand as they are relative to those other health-care disciplines. Chiropractic care addresses the core biomechanical and physiological aspects of the body. This process can take some time to correct problems without drugs or surgery and some conditions can be treated in a few visits, while others may take longer.
Here are the 4 major phases of chiropractic care.
Most patients will begin treatment here because of suffering from an ache or pain. A few patients get a little worse before getting better. This can be true of patients who have been in an auto accident. Most of our patients show steady progress with each visit by building on the ones before. Relief is obtained when spasm and swelling are reduced. Frequency is essential to obtain this goal in a short period of time. DON’T MISS YOUR APPOINTMENTS.
Long term changes with muscles and tendons are not normally achieved at this point. You’ll be feeling better, but in order to prevent a relapse, we must retrain supporting muscles, improve biomechanics, and stabilize spinal function to heal and optimize your spine fully.
- Reposition Joint to Restore Structure
- Heal Nerve Root
- Increase Range of Motion
- Restore Joint Function
- Restore Function to Muscles
The goal of corrective care is to work on flexibility and strength to change the way your body functions in the long run. The frequency of office visits is reduced over a period of two to six weeks. In order to get the most out of your treatments, care may be supplemented by nutrition, rehabilitation exercises, and modification of daily habits.
- Rehabilitate Muscles
- Enhance Strength
- Strengthen Joints
- Reeducate Neuromuscular Function
- Increase Muscular Endurance
When your muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints are functioning correctly, we must strengthen or stabilize so that this lasts. The frequency of your treatment is much less as we monitor your progress with home exercise.
Many of the conditions for which people seek strengthening care have developed over many years. Correcting these problems is a true rehabilitative process. It helps to understand that it takes time to correct these conditions.
Once your discomfort has subsided, you may think all is well and choose to abandon your efforts. However, if you end your care before fully healing the muscles and soft tissues, you can invite a relapse. As much as we’d love to see you in our office, we’d much rather assist you in maintaining your health rather than relieving your pain.
- Maintain Structural Integrity
- Reduce Muscular Stress
- Maintain Nutritional Balance
- Achieve Physical & Emotional Well-Being
Continue the daily activities which promote stress and pain, and a regular check-up of your spine will help you stay healthy and out of pain. Wellness care is most effective after relief, or corrective care is completed.