What are the Phases of Chiropractic Care?
How long your decide to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you.
Pain is almost gone. You can choose to discontinue care before your injury fully heals, and face the risk of re injury. Alternatively, there are 3 Phases of Chiropractic Care where you can maintain care until you are fully healed.
Phase 1 – Initial Intensive Care (3-7 days)
In the first stage of care we aim to relieve pain. Initially your muscles contract, and your joints inflame. Dr Sonia’s focus is to reduce pain with manipulation, lifestyle and aftercare advice. In the beginning, frequent visits assist to relive symptoms and begin the healing process. If an ache, pain or other obvious symptom prompts you to begin chiropractic care, the first thing you want is to feel better. Clinic visits will be frequent and your adjustments may compliment other procedures to help offer relief. Depending on your age, condition, and lifestyle, return visits over weeks or months may be necessary to reduce or eliminate your symptoms.
Phase 2- Corrective Care (2-12 days)
In the Corrective Care stage Dr. Sonia will focus on rehabilitate and restore function. Firstly, corrective care is for the spine like orthodontics is for the teeth. It helps restore proper position and motion of spinal bones. Pain does reduce, but normal function is still lacking. Focus in visits is to improve joint, muscle and nerve function. Muscle and other soft tissue damage often remain after your original symptoms have improved. Corrective care stabilizes your spine and promotes more complete healing. Visit frequency isn’t as necessary, and we will encourage you to supplement your care with exercises or other self-care procedures. With your ache or pain gone, more complete healing can occur. Finally, stopping care now may risk a relapse.
Phase 3 – Elective or Wellness Care (Ongoing)
Like having a service on your car wellness care is all about detecting problems and breakdowns before they become serious. We recommend monthly preventative adjustments or “checkups”. The 3 Phases of Chiropractic Care provides you with the expert maintenance care until you are fully healed. These wellness visits can detect and help correct new problems before they become serious. Health-conscious adults choose this type of care for themselves and their children. Like other preventative measures, elective or wellness care can save time and money, and help you stay well.