1. Initial Care
At the beginning of your care, visits tend to be frequent (usually 3 times per week for 1-3 weeks), in order to decrease the acute process and restore posture, balance and function as quickly as possible. In addition to your adjustments and exercises, the doctor may also recommend other therapies to help speed recovery and relieve your pain. Your age, condition, lifestyle and response to care will determine the duration of this frequency.
2. Rehabilitative Care
With most of your intense symptoms gone, the goal of Rehabilitative Care is long-term correction of your condition. Your visit frequency will be reduced, and there will be a greater emphasis on self-care. Even after you're feeling better, joints, muscles, and other soft tissues can take weeks, or even months, to heal. Continued treatment during this phase will ensure proper healing & recovery and help to prevent a relapse.
3. Wellness Care
After you've recovered, you may choose to schedule regular chiropractic "checkups" to help maintain the improvement you've made. Wellness Care can help catch little problems before they become major concerns. Wellness Care is an option that many of our patients choose to feel better, improve athletic performance, prevent injury, and save time and money in the long run. Recommended visit frequency is usually 1x/1 - 3 months, but it can vary depending upon your individual needs and lifestyle.