Most patients consult our office because they are in pain and the primary goal is relief as soon as possible. After a thorough examination and evaluation we will be able to provide a care plan that is designed to give you the best results in the shortest amount of time. Visits are likely to be frequent during this period of intensive care in order to relieve pain and stabilize the condition.
How you feel is a poor measure of your health. Our society is under the assumption that if there is no pain there is nothing wrong, and therefore, you are healthy. Aside from trauma, pain and other symptoms only appear after disease or other conditions have become advanced. Regardless of whether you are talking about cancer, heart disease, diabetes, cavities, or problems with the spine, pain is usually the last thing to appear. When you begin chiropractic care, pain is usually the first symptom to disappear, even though much of the underlying condition remains. Our job is to locate and remove the cause of your pain and allow your body to heal on its own.
Once your condition has stabilized, the objective is to correct the underlying cause of the discomfort. Correcting these problems is a true rehabilitative process and it helps to understand that it takes time to correct these conditions. Similar to exercising, this stage often requires multiple visits to make changes in the ligaments, tendons, as well as the musculoskeletal system.
During the corrective phase of your care, the Doctor will be working with you in discussing exercises, stretches, and other activities that you can do to accelerate the restoration of your health. Sticking with your treatment plan will significantly decrease the chance of relapse as your health condition continues to improve. During this stage, fewer visits will be required, depending on your particular circumstances and lifestyle.
Wellness and Preventative Care
Your health affects everything you do and everyone you know. It is your most valuable possession so it makes sense to invest in it. Just like any health improving program, it is always up to you to decide the level of care you desire. However, just like continuing an exercise program or eating well, it is necessary to maintain your progress with regular chiropractic checkups designed specifically for wellness and preventive care. When you make chiropractic a part of your lifestyle, you will avoid the aches and pains that so many people suffer through. Your joints will last longer and you will be able to optimally engage in more of the activities you enjoy finding the Health Within You.