What to expect

Foundation of Health
Chiropractic care is like building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular 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 to our office, the first objective is to help you ease your pain. Depending on the severity of your problem, it is common to receive care daily or several times per week to get your crisis under control. It is also important to learn how you activities of daily living my be contributing to you loss of health. Education and habit modification will begin as your crisis subsides.

Phase 2: Corrective / Restorative Care
During the corrective care phase, proper posture must be restored as muscles, ligaments and other soft tissues are allowed to heal in a more functionally normal position, thereby helping prevent re-injury and restore health. It is common to need care for several weeks or months depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem. Corrective rehabilitation and lifestyle improvements will enhance your restoration to optimal health.

Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has recovered to it's optimal potential, it is important to receive periodic adjustments to maintain and avoid problems in the future. Usually this only requires a periodic visit to your doctor, frequency will depend on your lifestyle and goals.