Teaming Up for Optimal Health
More times than not, with the proper diagnosis, the elimination or alleviation of symptoms is usually the relative easiest part of a patient's care plan. However, if all Chiropractic care centered around was the alleviation or lessening of symptoms without properly addressing the actual cause of these said symptoms, the chances of the condition or symptoms returning at a later date are surely much greater. To give your body the best chance of being able to adapt better to those stresses placed up on it causing your discomfort to begin with, additional stabilization care may be needed to help rehabilitate the affected region(s) of concern.
This phase of care has many purposes including to rebuild and rebalance postural distortions, further increase ranges of motion in the areas of concern, as well as to strengthen and stabilize the areas of the body in concern throughout this better range of motion. Many times, it is our body's inability to stabilize and support itself in different positions or through different motions that starts to break our bodies down the quickest. This particular phase of care works to ensure that your body is as fluidly strong as possible throughout different positions and motions.
During the rehabilitative/stabilization phase of your care, you will not have to receive adjustments as often as you did during the first phase of care and, depending on your particular circumstances, you may begin doing exercises and stretches either at our office or at home to help accelerate your healing.
Do not be discouraged if you have mild flare-ups in your symptoms on occasion. This is normal. Flare-ups sometimes do occur during this phase because your body has not fully healed. Depending on the severity of your injury or condition and how long you have been suffering from it, this phase of your care may last anywhere from a few months to a couple of years.
Once your body has shown the ability to properly support itself, this will be the time where you will be finally progressed to our final phase of care, which is Wellness or Maintenance care.