What to Expect at
Rosenberg Chiropractic Clinic
Laying the foundation for
In some ways, one could say that chiropractic care is a bit like building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything 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, then 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. There are three general phases of chiropractic care.
Phase 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come into our 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 2-3 times per week for 3-6 weeks.
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.
By improving spinal function, we improve the sensory input to the brain. This, in turn, balances brain function that allows the chiropractic adjustment to hold longer.
It is typical to need chiropractic care or adjustments about 4 times per month for 1-6 months, 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 avoid further problems in the future.
Continued wellness care can increase the sensory drive to the brain. Balanced brain function will properly stimulate the endocrine and autonomic nervous system, which directly drives health. When there is decreased healthy sensation due to subluxation, there can be decreased brain stimulation which causes imbalanced tone.
Usually, this phase of chiropractic care only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor once a month, based on your lifestyle and goals.