Laying the Foundation for Total Health
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 install 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 sequence of correction and repair to heal correctly and fully. There are three general phases of chiropractic 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 two to three times per week for four to 12 weeks.
During the function better care phase, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. It is typical to need care four to eight times per month for six to 24 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.
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.