Teaming Up for Optimal Health
As much as it may surprise you, most chiropractors regard the elimination of symptoms as the easiest part of a persons care. Based on the old model of sickness (no pain = health) if you choose to stop at this point, the chances of the condition recurring are great because all that has been accomplished towards stabilization is lost.
In the new model of health (correction rather than absence of symptoms), in order to prevent a rapid recurrence of symptoms, it is necessary to continue receiving care even though your symptoms are gone.
During the healing / restorative phase of your care, you will not have to receive adjustments as often as you did during the first phase of care and, depending on your particular circumstances, you may begin doing exercises and stretches to help accelerate your healing.You may also need to continue your nutritional supplementation in order to provide your body of depleted nutrients critical to your healing.
Do not be discouraged if you have mild flare-ups in your symptoms on occasion. This is normal. Flare-ups are bound to occur during this phase because your body has not fully healed. Depending on the severity of your injury or condition and how long you have been suffering from it, this phase of your care may last anywhere from a few months to a couple of years.