Wellness Program Phase 1: Relief Care
Many people go to a chiropractor because they are in pain. In this first phase of care, the main goal is to reduce your symptoms. Sometimes this will require multiple visits a week. Pain and other symptoms frequently only appear after a disease or other condition has become advanced. When you begin a chiropractic wellness plan, pain is also the first symptom to disappear, even though much of the underlying condition remains.
Wellness Program Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
If all a chiropractor did was eliminate symptoms and current pain, the chances of a condition recurring is very high. In order to prevent a rapid recurrence of symptoms, it is necessary to continue receiving care even though your symptoms are gone. The correction/restorative phase of care plans will require fewer receive adjustments than during the first phase of care and, depending on your particular circumstances, you may begin doing exercises and stretches either at the center or at home to help accelerate your healing. Depending on the severity of your injury or condition and how long you have been suffering from it, this phase of wellness plans may last anywhere from a few months to a couple of years.
Wellness Program Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed, routine chiropractic care can help ensure that your physical problems do not return and keep your body in optimal condition. Just like continuing an exercise program and eating well in order to sustain the benefits of exercise and proper diet, it is necessary to continue chiropractic care to ensure the health of your musculoskeletal system. When you make wellness care a part of your lifestyle, you avoid many of the aches and pains that so many people suffer through, your joints will last longer and you will be able to engage in more of the activities you love.