Laying the Foundation for Total Health
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 to repair itself correctly and fully. There are three general phases of chiropractic care:
Phase 1: Relief Care
Phase 1: If you are in pain when you come to our office, the first objective is to help you feel better. Depending on the severity of your problem, it can be typical to need care 1 to 3 times per week for the first few weeks. Dr. White is very conservative, so she will not over-treat you. Your body’s response will dictate the care.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
Phase 2: During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues are healing more completely, thereby helping prevent injury and reoccurrence. It is typical to need care 4 to 8 times per month for a limited time, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem. As soon as your adjustments start to hold, the frequency of your visits will decrease accordingly
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 one to four times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.