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
If you are in pain when you come into our Portland chiropractic office, our first objective is getting YOU feeling better! The first phase in any care plan is relief care. We want you to feel better as fast as possible. In this phase your visits will be close together so we can get rid of the pain fast!.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective phase of chiropractic care, muscles, ligaments, joints, and tissues are healing. This takes time. In this phase other things like home exercise or rehabilitation will be done to speed up the healing process.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has healed fully, you will be eligible for maintenance care. Many people prefer periodic check-ups to keep the body healthy versus waiting for the symptoms to get bad again and come back in.
The great thing about our office is we let YOU choose what type of care works best for YOU! We will support whatever decision you make!!