Teaming Up to Fix the Problem
Most chiropractors regard the elimination of symptoms as the easiest part of a person’s 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 is necessary to move into the corrective phase of your treatment plan.
During this phase of care, you will receive fewer adjustments than during relief care. We may also teach you exercises and stretches to do on your own to help accelerate healing.
The goal of corrective care is to fix the problem that caused the injury by stabilizing and strengthening your spine. This will help to maintain the motion and function that you have regained and prevent serious relapses and re-injuries. It is normal to have mild flare-ups in your symptoms on occasion. This happens because your body has not yet had the chance to fully heal.
Depending on the severity and duration of your injury or condition, this phase of your care may last anywhere from a few weeks to several months.
After we’ve done all we can to correct the problems in your spine, the next step is a maintenance or wellness care plan.