Laying the foundation for total health
In some ways, one could say that 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, than that needs to be addressed before true health can be achieved. With chiropractic care, your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully. There are three general phases of chiropractic care . . .
Phase 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come into our Aurora chiropractic office, our first objective is to help you reduce pain and start feeling better as soon as possible. More severe conditions such as auto accident injuries or chronic pain that's been around for a long time, it can be typical for a patient to need chiropractic adjustments 3 times per week for 2-4 weeks to achieve significant relief of the symptoms.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative 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 to functioning at it's best. It is typical to need chiropractic adjustments 1-2 times per week and the timeframe can vary from 6 weeks up to 12+, depending on the severity of your condition, your body's ability to heal, occupational factors and your willingness to follow the advice the doctor gives you.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has reached your optimal level of health, it is important to come in for periodic chiropractic adjustments to help ensure you're at consistently at your best and to help minimize 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.