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 to repair itself correctly and fully. There are three general phases of chiropractic care . . .
Phase 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come into our office, 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 4-12 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 4-6 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 1-4 times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.
We know that once you learn about your extraordinary body and how it works, you'll know what to do in order to maximize your health potential. Whether that is chiropractic or acupuncture care or a diet and exercise regimen, knowledge is key. That is why we offer all our patients classes to where they can learn about their body and health and make informed decisions. Please check the Events section for upcoming classes.
Acupuncture and other Services
As in chiropractic care, acupuncture is also a process were it may take time for the results to manifest. A lifetime of pain and problems will very rarely be fixed in one swoop - recovery and health is an incremental process that takes dedication and determination on the part of the patient. The most important piece of the health puzzle is you, the patient. That is why we work with you to try and understand each other, then work together towards a healthier lifestyle.