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 problems. 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. These are the general phases of chiropractic care . . .
Phase 1: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. Depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem will depend on the amount of care you may need.
Phase 2: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed, it is important to maintain your spinal health to avoid problems in the future. To do so Dr. Chad will guide you in the right direction with what you can do to keep your spinal health at its best. Depending on your lifestyle, health and goals will determine how often you should see your chiropractor during this phase. It is always a good choice to visit with your chiropractor periodically.