Laying the foundation
Chiropractic care is like building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work correctly. When building a house, if you tried to put up your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually collapse. If you tried to put on your roof before the walls were ready, you would run into the same problem. The same is true for your body. 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 office, the first objective is to help you feel better. Depending on the severity of your problem, it is typical to need care 3-5 times per week for 2-6 weeks.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
The need for corrective care will be determined after your re-examination following the completion of relief care. Dr. Walton will show your first set of x-rays and re-examination x-rays upon completion of Phase 1. This will show you the amount of correction that has been made and Dr. Walton will discuss your present health and what options are available for the continuation of health improvement. Dr. Walton will make the determination on if each individual patient has the potential to respond to further treatment before ever presenting any continuation of care.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed, it is important to come in for periodic adjustments to avoid problems in the future. The goal of wellness care is to prevent further injuries, prevent injuries from being so severe, and help keep you as healthy as possible and recover in a quicker fashion. Individualized care options will be presented to each patient so an informed decision can be made between you and Dr. Walton.