Overview: Laying the foundation for Optimal health
Many people have widely varying perceptions of chiropractic, and therefore widely varying goals for their pains injuries and conditions.
There are THREE basic PHASES of CARE to choose from: (1): Relief, (2): Corrective, & (3): Maintainance: outlined below; (and in our offices there are also 2-3 different intensities of treatment) to choose from , and there is no right or wrong choice. We are here to provide for you whatever level of service you need or desire. Whether it is Quick, Efficient, Convenient, Economical, short term, basic Pain Relief Care , or Full Scale Total Health Restoration, or something in between.
Only You can make the Right Choice for Your particular combination of needs… We will NOT pressure you into something you don’t want.
That being said, here is the general outline and reasoning for the benefits of all 3 PHASES taken together as a cohesive whole. ( just so you know )
In some ways, one could say that full scale chiropractic care is a bit like building a house – certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work together correctly. When building a house, if you tried to build your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually may even collapse. If you tried to build your roof before the walls were ready, you would run into the same problem. These concepts apply to your body as well, and chiropractic care addresses many common reasons why people experience pain and other health issues. If something is not right with your body’s foundation, then that needs to be addressed before true health can be achieved. With chiropractic care, your body may need to go through a sequential plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully. Here are the three general phases of chiropractic care . . .
Phase 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come into our Auburn chiropractic office, our first objective is to help you reduce pain , start feeling better, and get back to being able to do what you need as quickly efficiently and economically as possible. We typically start with an initial short course of 3-5 treatments over 2 weeks to see how you are responding. For some , that’s all it takes, (some even less), But, Depending on the severity of the underlying condition which is causing your pain, it is not un typical for more severe cases to need chiropractic care or adjustments as much as 2-3 times per week for 4-8 weeks or more in this phase. If you are out of pain and that was your goal, then GREAT! We’ll be here when you need us again.
For those who have a desire to achieve more, there is:
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
(Just because the pain went down, doesn’t mean the underlying problem is completely healed yet. If you don’t want it to come back , you might want to look in to phase 2 care.)
During the corrective phase of chiropractic care, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, which helps prevent further injury or pain. The goal of corrective or restorative chiropractic care is to help bring your body back towards 100% functioning. It is typical to need chiropractic care or adjustments about 4-6 times per month for 4-12 months or more, depending on your overall health , the severity of your problem, and how dedicated you are to getting back to optimal health and function.
Since Gravity, Wear & Tear, and Rust, never sleeps, there is:
Phase 3: Maintainance Care
Once your body has fully healed and you are no longer experiencing back pain, joint pain or other symptoms, it is important to come in for periodic chiropractic adjustments to stay ahead of the silent wear & tear, and to avoid further problems in the future. Usually, this phase of chiropractic care only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor 1-2 times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.