Phases Of Care
Phase 1: Relief Care
Pain is typically the primary reason for someone to go to a chiropractor, this first phase of care has the main goal of reducing your symptoms with effective treatment. Sometimes this will require a few return visits just to ensure the treatment is working. Unfortunately, pain is a very poor indicator of health, generally, once the pain has been triggered, the disease or the ailment has already taken over, causing you to be requiring more and more treatment.
For example, consider a cavity in your tooth. Does it hurt when it first develops or only after it has become serious? What about something more serious like heart disease? Pain is just discomfort, and it doesn’t matter if we are talking about cancer, heart disease, or problems with the spine. Of all the typical symptoms, pain is usually the last thing to appear. When you begin chiropractic care, pain is also the first symptom to disappear, even though much of the underlying condition remains.
Phase 2: Corrective Care
Oddly enough, chiropractors regard the eradication of pain as the easiest part of a person’s care. If all that the chiropractor does is reduce the pain and stop there, the chances of the condition recurring are much greater. In order to prevent a relapse of symptoms, it is imperative to continue receiving care even though your symptoms have temporarily passed.
During the correction/restorative phase care, your visits will decrease, and depending on your specialized program, you may start exercises and stretches at home to help accelerate your healing.
if you have mild flare-ups do not be discouraged, this is normal. Flare-ups are inevitable during this phase because your body is in the process of healing. Depending on the severity of your ailment 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
Once you have healed or have been reevaluated to the point of completion by your professional chiropractor, it is suggested that routine chiropractic care helps ensure that your ailment stays dormant or does not return. Routine visits also give you the opportunity to be checked out and keep your body in optimal condition. If you think of it like staying in shape, you must keep an active exercise program and eat well in order to sustain the benefits of your schedule. It is necessary to continue chiropractic care to ensure the health of your musculoskeletal system.
When you make routine chiropractic care a part of your life, you avoid many of the aches and pains that so many people suffer through, your joints will last longer, and you will be able to engage in more of the activities you love.