Here we outlined what to expect during your Chiropractic Care at Applied Chiropractic & Naturopathy.
Phase 1: Relief Care
Take my Pain away…..
Many people go to a chiropractor because they are in pain. In this first phase of care, the main goal is to reduce your symptoms. Sometimes this will require daily visits, or two to three visits per week for a time.
This stage can take from a week of treatment to a few weeks. How your body responds depends on the severity of your condition, age and what condition you are in.
Various techniques are used in order to get you relief. On occasion the techniques I employ are done even more gently than usual in order to not aggravate your condition and this means it might take a treatment or two longer in order to do the job safely.
Phase 2: Corrective Care
Teaming Up for Optimal Health
Most chiropractors regard the elimination of symptoms as the easiest part of a persons care. If all that the chiropractor does is to reduce the pain and stop there, the chances of the condition recurring are much greater. In order to prevent a rapid recurrence of symptoms, it may be necessary to continue receiving care even though your symptoms are gone.
During the correction / 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 either with a professional who we refer you to or at home to help accelerate 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.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Maintenance is Key to Healthy Living
Once your body has fully healed, routine chiropractic care may help ensure that your physical problems do not return, and keep your body in optimal condition. Just like continuing an exercise program and eating well in order to sustain the benefits of exercise and proper diet, it may be necessary to continue chiropractic care to ensure the health of your musculoskeletal system.
Most people are under the assumption that if they don’t feel any pain that there is nothing wrong with them – that they are healthy. Unfortunately, pain is a very poor indicator of health. In fact, pain and other symptoms frequently only appear after a disease or other condition has become advanced.
When you make routine chiropractic care a part of your lifestyle, you may avoid many of the aches and pains that so many people suffer through, your joints may last longer and you will be able to engage in more of the activities you love.