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Laying the foundation for total health
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, than 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
When you come into Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Rochester, our first objective is to reduce your Atlas Subluxation Complex (ASC). An ASC often expresses itself in your body as pain, illness, depression, anxiety, headaches, insomnia and chronic injuries. Depending on the severity of the subluxation which is contributing to your health condition, it is typical for a patient to need chiropractic care 2-3 times per week for 2-4 weeks.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective phase of chiropractic care, your nervous system is able 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. It is typical to need chiropractic care or adjustments about 2-4 times per month for 6-24 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 care in order to avoid further problems in the future while optimizing your overall health. Usually, this phase of chiropractic care only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor 1 time per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.