Phases Of Chiropractic Care
Phase One – Relief
Many people seek chiropractic care when they’re in pain, so the primary goal of the first phase of your care is symptom reduction. Depending on the severity of your condition, this phase may require two or three visits a week or even daily visits with your chiropractor to complete. At this point, pain relief is our major goal, and we’re less concerned with treating the underlying condition.
Phase Two – Correction & Restoration
If, say, you were to cease your back pain treatment with your chiropractor after the successful reduction of the pain symptoms, there would be a very high likelihood that the condition would recur. It may seem unnecessary to continue treatment if you’re no longer in pain, but failure to continue working with your chiropractor will probably result in the fast resurfacing of your original pain problem. Throughout the second phase of care, you will need adjustments less often than during phase one, and your chiropractor might add stretches and exercises to your treatment program. Flare ups are a nuisance, but they do happen during the correction or restoration phase because the body has yet to fully heal. Depending on the severity and length of your condition, phase two can take anywhere from a few months to a few years to complete.
Phase Three – Maintenance
Continued chiropractic maintenance is the key to keeping your now restored body from developing the same issues as before. Chiropractic care is a lot like exercise and healthy eating in that it requires continued dedication for continued results. By keeping up with your chiropractic care and seeing your chiropractor regularly even after phase two, you promote a healthy musculoskeletal system and a healthy nervous system, which consequently promotes an overall healthy, properly adjusted body.
At LIFETIME Spines, you can see our dedication to healthy spines by looking at the thoroughness of our care. To start your chiropractic care in Austin, simply request an appointment!