The majority of patients consult a chiropractor because they have an ache or pain. In the first phase of care, the main objective is to eliminate or reduce your discomfort and stabilize your condition in the shortest amount of time. During this phase, progress is usually rapid. The number of times you visit during this phase of care varies and is dependent upon your specific condition. If you are not responding to chiropractic care during this phase, you may be referred to another health-care provider.
Once your condition has stabilized, you enter the second phase of care where the objective is to correct any underlying injury or cause of discomfort, strengthen the muscles, and improve neuromusculoskeletal function. It is important to remember that many of the conditions for which people seek care have developed over many years. Therefore, correcting these problems is a true rehabilitative process.
You then "graduate" to the wellness phase, which is designed to maintain your improved health, encourage normal spinal function, prevent the return of the original condition, and catch small problems before they become serious. A personal wellness care program will be designed specifically for you where we teach you how to incorporate good nutrition and exercise habits into your everyday life, thereby promoting vitality, endurance, and the ability to enjoy life at its fullest.