Phases of Spinal Care
How long you decide to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you.
Initial Intensive Care
If an ache, pain, or other obvious symptom has prompted you to begin chiropractic care, the first thing you want is to feel better. Office visits will be frequent and your adjustments may be combined with other procedures to help offer relief. Depending on your age, condition, and lifestyle, repeated visits over weeks or months may be needed to reduce or eliminate your symptoms.
Muscle and other soft tissue damage often remain after the original symptoms improve. Rehabilitative care stabilizes your spine and promotes more complete healing. Visit frequency is reduced and you may be encouraged to supplement your care with exercises and other self-care procedures. With your aches and pains diminished, true healing can occur. Stopping care at this stage may risk a relapse.
When maximum improvement is reached, periodic chiropractic checkups are recommended. These wellness visits can detect, and help correct, new problems before they become serious. Health conscious adults choose this type of care for themselves and their children. Like other preventative health measures, wellness care can save time and money by helping you stay well. Most people don't wait until all their teeth fall out before visiting their dentist! Why wait until it hurts?