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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 problem. 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. There are three general phases of chiropractic care . . .
Phase 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come into our office, the first objective is to help you feel better. Depending on the severity of your problem, it is typical to need care 2-3 times per week for 4-12 weeks.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. It is typical to need care 4-8 times per month for 6-24 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed, it is important to come in for periodic adjustments to avoid problems in the future. Usually, this only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor 1-4 times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.
Our goal is to get to the root cause of your condition. In order to diagnose your condition as throughly as possible, we need to find the underlying cause of your condtion. The best way to accomplish this is through 3 Steps:
We begin with a detailed history of your condition. It is important to provide the doctor as much detail as possible about your symptoms.
We provide a thorough chiropractic, orthopedic, and neurologic examination. It consists of over 50 tests. A thorough examination gives the doctor important information which is utilized to determine if any other tests, or even a referral to another physian is needed.
In many cases, x-rays are needed to provide more detailed information about the underlying cause of your condition. The examination process tells us exactly which x-rays are necessary.
Our goal is to be certain you truly understand your condition. After we have had an opportunity to review all the information, your doctor will give your a complete analysis of your condition. You will get to see your x-rays, and receive a thorough explanation of the findings. Then, we will discuss the different treatment options.