Laying the Foundation for Total Health
Chiropractic care is like building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and stay strong. When building a house, if you tried to put up your walls before you had a solid foundation, your house would be weak and eventually collapse. The same is true for your body. 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 office, the first objective is to help you feel better. Depending on the severity of your problem, it is typical to need care two to three times per week for four to six weeks. Learn about your first visit here.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. Dr. Gibson will prescribe exercises to strengthen the muscles that support your spine. It is typical to need adjustments four to eight times per month for three to twelve months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed, it is important to come in for periodic adjustments to avoid problems in the future. Frequency is based on your lifestyle and goals. Continuing with your prescribed exercises is key to maintaining spinal wellness!
Launch Our 3D Spinal Simulator - and understand your spine!
All of the functions in your amazing human body are controlled and coordinated by your neural network. Interference, or subluxations, in any part of your nervous system can result in health problems in other areas and organ systems. Take a moment and explore which areas of the body are influenced by which level of your spine. You will be amazed at how the spine is connected to every aspect of your health and wellness.