3 Phases of Care

3 Phases of CareRelief Care

Many people go to a chiropractor because they are in pain. In this first phase of care the main goal is to reduce your symptoms. Sometimes this will require daily visits or two to three visits per week for a time.

Most people are under the assumption that if they dont feel any pain that there is nothing wrong with them that they are healthy. Unfortunately pain is a very poor indicator of health. In fact pain and other symptoms frequently 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.

Corrective Care

Most chiropractors regard the elimination of symptoms as the easiest part of a persons 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 during the first phase of care and depending on your particular circumstances you may begin doing exercises and stretches either at the office or at home to help accelerate your healing.

Do not be discouraged if you have mild flareups in your symptoms on occasion. This is normal. Flareups are bound to occur during this phase because your body has not fully healed. Depending on the severity of your injury or condition and how long you have been suffering from it this phase of your care may last anywhere from a few months to a couple of years.

Wellness Care

Once your body has almost fully healed routine chiropractic care can help ensure that your physical problems go completely away do not return and 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 chiropractic care to ensure the health of your overall body.

When you make routine chiropractic care a part of your lifestyle you avoid many of the aches and pains and lack of normal body function that so many people suffer through. Your body will last longer and you will be able to engage in more of the activities you love.