Chiropractic care is a drugless, conservative and natural healing art that can lead to a lifetime of wellness. 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
Often patients start when they are in pain, the first objective is to help you feel better. Depending on the severity of your problem, it is typical to need care 2-3 times per week for 3-12 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 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.
Phase 3: 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 based on your lifestyle and goals. By correcting the spinal structure, the body's natural healing ability is given the opportunity to function as designed. By adding the right exercises and lifestyle changes, a life time of wellness may be achieved.