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. This, of course, depends on your particular spinal condition. More importantly, you will make the fastest progress while on this schedule...much like if you were working out at the gym. Do you get better results going 1 time a week or 3 times a week?
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. Many Chiropractors neglect this phase of care, which is why you must return time and time again with the same problem. The muscles and other stabilizing tissues weren't given enough time to heal adequately or correctly, thereby leaving you with the same weakness and susceptibility you had that caused your health condition in the first place. This phase of care is critically important for long term results.
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.After all, if you spent 6 months with a personal trainer sculpting your body into the physique you desired, would you quit working out once your training was through? Of course not! We want to make sure you are functioning as close to 100% as possible all the time. Consider it to be similar to your 6 month dental check! Our goal at Sound Sports & Family Chiropractic is for you to gain and maintain optimal health!