Laying the foundation for total health
In some ways, one could say that chiropractic care is a bit like building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work together correctly. When building a house, if you tried to build your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually may even collapse. If you tried to build your roof before the walls were ready, you would run into the same problem. These concepts apply to your body as well, and chiropractic care addresses many common reasons why people experience pain and other health issues. If something is not right with your body's foundation, than that needs to be addressed before true health can be achieved. With chiropractic care, your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully. There are three general phases of chiropractic care . . .
Phase 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come into our Millbrook chiropractic office, our first objective is to help you reduce pain and start feeling better as soon as possible. The length of time and number of visits to achieve this initial goal can vary widely. Many patients experience results in just 2-3 visits.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective phase of chiropractic care, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, which helps prevent further injury or pain. The goal of corrective or restorative chiropractic care is to help bring your body back to 100% functioning. During this phase of care you will likely be asked to change some habits/activities as well as add some new exercises or stretches to your daily routine. Most patients do fine with this phase of care.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed and you are no longer experiencing back pain or other pain symptoms, you may benefit from a wellness care type of approach. Dr. Pasley may schedule you for periodic adjustments to ensure proper motion in the spine/extremities and to make sure that you receive the best care for your body that is possible. This phase of care may also involve dietary recommendations when applicable.