Laying the foundation
Chiropractic care is like building a house – certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work correctly. When building a house, if you tried to put up your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and 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 for it to have the opportunity to repair itself correctly and fully. There are three general phases of chiropractic care . . .
If you are in pain when you come into our office, we understand that your first objective is to feel better. Depending on the severity of your problem, it is typical to need care 2-3 times per week for 4-12 weeks.
During the Restorative care phase, muscles and other tissues are given time to heal more completely. 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.
Once your body has achieved it maximum improvement, it is important to come in for periodic adjustments to keep the gains you have achieved. Usually, this only requires a quick visit to the office 2-4 times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.