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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. What kind of care you choose to do it totally your choice. You will find that at Lexington Family Chiropractic, we always respect your decisions and will never pressure you to do unwanted 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 sometimes necessary to need care 2-3 times per week until you are feeling better. Since everyone responds to care differently, it is possible to start feeling better after just a few treatments.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
After you are out of pain, if you want to continue with your care and heal the injury, this is considered Coorective/Restorative Care. During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping fix the injry and prevent new injury. The amount of care that you will need depends on your overall health and the severity of your problem. The longer that you have had the problem, the longer it can take to heal completely. Your treament frequency will be determined by your response to treament and Dr. Gallentine's exam.
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. Usually, this only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor 1-4 times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.