After completing your paperwork you’ll have a consultation with Dr. Standridge to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals. Following the consultation and chiropractic examination, we might take X-rays as well to help us develop a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to you. Finally, the doctor will go over all of our findings with you, answer questions you might have, offer you the experience of your first treatment, and then suggest a wellness program to incorporate outside of treatment.
Phase 1: Relief Care
During your relief care, our main goal is to reduce your symptoms through either daily visits or 2-3 visits per week for a time.
Pain, unfortunately, is a very poor indicator of health. In fact, pain and other symptoms frequently only appear after a disease or other condition has become advanced.
Regardless of whether you are talking about cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stress or problems with the spine, pain is usually the last thing to appear. When you begin chiropractic care, pain is also the first symptom to disappear, even though much of the underlying condition remains.
Phase 2: Corrective Care
In order to prevent a rapid recurrence of symptoms, it is necessary to continue receiving care even though your symptoms are gone. During the corrective care phase, you will not have to receive adjustments as often, and depending on your particular circumstances, you may begin doing exercises and stretches either at the center or at home to help accelerate your healing.
Mild flare-ups in your symptoms on occasion are normal, so don’t be discouraged by them. Your body is in the middle of healing so this might occur. Depending on the severity of your injury or condition and how long you’ve been suffering from it, this phase might last from a few months to a couple of years.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed, routine chiropractic care can help ensure that your physical problems do not return, and keep your body in optimal condition. Just like continuing an exercise program and eating well in order to sustain the benefits of exercise and proper diet, continued chiropractic care to ensure the health of your musculoskeletal system is necessary.
When making routine chiropractic care a part of your lifestyle, you avoid many of the aches and pains that so many others suffer from, your joints will last longer, and you will be able to engage in more activities that you love.