Stages of Care
How Your Health Problem is Like an Onion
A lot of the patients that come into our Lincoln chiropractic office initially seek care when they are in a crisis. The problem is that symptoms are usually the last thing to show up…and the first to go away. The issue generally has been building for a long period of time, and multiple compensation patterns have been utilized by the body to stabilize its function. Each adjustment is like peeling back a layer of an onion – to get to the core of the issue requires multiple layers being peeled back, and this process takes time.
Three Stages of Chiropractic Care:
Stage 1: The Initial Intensive Phase
Obviously our first objective is to help you feel better right away. This phase is similar to trying to get in shape. If you worked out and ate healthy once a month or once a week, you really wouldn’t accomplish much, if anything, and the weight would be put back on right away.
Chiropractic care is similar in this regard – your nerve interference is a learned habit, which we must first break, and then re-establish a healthier habit. Patients are required to be seen 2-3 times per week from 2-4 months to set the body on the path for lifelong healing.
Stage 2: Restoration
During this stage, the body requires continual tune-ups to further aid in muscle/soft tissue strengthening and nervous system re-patterning. Patients are generally seen 2-8 times per month for 6-24 more months.
Stage 3: Wellness Care
Let me ask you a question: what would happen to your teeth if you stopped brushing them? Or better yet, would you ever stop brushing your teeth? Seems silly, but the same is true of your spine. If you don’t brush your teeth, your teeth will rot. If you don’t practice regular spinal hygiene, your spine, nervous system, and ultimately your health will deteriorate as well.
This phase provides quick spinal tune-ups to both maintain and prevent future health challenges. It is a small time investment of 1-4 times per month to optimize your health and potential.
Whether you are in need of pain relief or a regular adjustment, as Lincoln’s go-to chiropractic wellness center, it is our goal is to help you reach optimal health. Learn more about our office, and contact us today with any questions or to schedule your appointment.