Each person is unique, and therefore responds to treatment differently. Healing times vary between people, and other factors often influence how a person responds to care. The type of work a person does, individual stress levels, weight, age and other health problems must be considered when someone seeks chiropractic care. Each person’s care has to be designed especially for his or her needs – it’s not a “one size fits all” kind of care.
Our first goal in restoring your health is to reduce your pain and improve your function to a tolerable level. During the Initial Intensive Phase, it’s necessary to treat you frequently, typically1-2 times a week.
Once pain has been reduced, we will begin the rehabilitation phase of treatment. By restoring optimal strength and flexibility, the function of your neuromuscular skeleton will be improved. During this phase you should be able to perform most normal daily activities without frequent aggravation of symptoms. A home exercise program is recommended to help strengthen and balance your body. In this phase of care, your treatment frequency will begin to decrease and your self-treatment responsibilities will increase. We must be a team working together towards the goal of improving your health.
Once you have reached your maximum level of function and improvement, our final goal is to maintain your health. The Wellness Phase of care is perhaps the most important service we provide our patients. Periodic examinations allow for early detection of joint and muscle dysfunction before they become painful.