Laying the foundation for total health
In some ways one could say that chiropractic care is a bit like building a house. A strong and foundation and structure vital in order 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. A strong foundation provides support for the other two aspects of health, chemical, and mental.
Phase 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come into our Shawnee chiropractic office, our first objective is to help you reduce pain and start feeling better as soon as possible. Depending on the severity of the underlying condition which is causing your pain, it is typical for a patient to need chiropractic care or adjustments more frequently at first, depending on how severe the condition is, how long it has been present, and the integrity of the skeletal, muscular, and nervous system.
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. It is typical to need chiropractic care or adjustments on a less frequent basis, for a longer period, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed and you are no longer experiencing back pain or other pain symptoms, it is important to come in for periodic chiropractic adjustments to detect further structural problems in the future. Usually, this phase of chiropractic care only requires visits a visit based on your lifestyle and goals. Many find monthly visits to be helpful.