The Stages of chiropractic care
It is important to understand the phases of chiropractic care as they give the patient a better understanding of where they are in the recovery process. Because chiropractic addresses core physiological and biomechanical problems in the body without the aid of drugs or surgery it can often take some time. Some conditions may respond in a few visits, while others may take longer.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body is functioning at its optimum, regular maintenance chiropractic care can help ensure that your physical problems do not return. Just like continuing an exercise program and eating well in order to sustain the benefits of exercise and proper diet, continued chiropractic care benefits your spine, nervous system and general well-being.
When you make routine chiropractic care a part of your lifestyle, you avoid many of the aches and pains that so many people suffer, your joints will last longer and you will be able to engage in more of the activities you love. Once the spinal tissues are healed and spinal biomechanics have normalized the patient will be recommended to continue with periodic spinal checkups and treatment. For some this might mean once per year, for others this may mean once per month or more. Chiropractic spinal checkups provide similar benefits to the spine that dental checkups provide to the teeth – namely, catching minor problems and disturbances before they have the opportunity to cause pain, discomfort and irreversible tissue changes.
How long you decide to benefit from chiropractic care is, of course, always up to you.