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 ONE: Relief Care
If you or someone in your family has a specific problem, our first objective is to help the body quickly restore its ability to stabilize itself. This first step is critical and lays the foundation upon which, man, woman or child, your body is prepared to move on to the next important stage of healing.
PHASE TWO: Healing/Restorative Care
During this phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. The time necessary is based on your follow-up evaluations.
PHASE THREE: Wellness Care
Once fully healed as possible, it is important to maintain your Wellness Care. This will help the body 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.