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.
What to Expect
Phase 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come into our Elkin wellness & chiropractic office, our first objective is to help you reduce the pain and start feeling better as soon as possible. Depending on the severity of the underlying condition, it is typical for a patient to need chiropractic care or adjustments 2-3 times per week for 3-6 weeks.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective phase, muscles and other tissues are given the time and care necessary to heal more completely, which helps prevent further injury or pain. The goal of corrective/ restorative chiropractic care is to help restore your body back to as close to 100% functioning as possible. It is typical to need chiropractic care or adjustments about 2 times per week for 2-12 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed and you are no longer experiencing pain or other symptoms, it is important to come in for periodic chiropractic adjustments to avoid further problems in the future. Usually, this phase of chiropractic care only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor 1-4 times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals. It is always up to you to decide whether to choose this type of care or not.