Corrective Phase of Care
Many people are under the assumption that if they don't feel any pain, then there is nothing wrong with them - that they are healthy. Unfortunately, pain is a very poor indicator of health. For example, a very high percentage of heart attack victims never experienced pain. Most chiropractors regard the elimination of symptoms, including pain, as the easiest part of a person's care. In order to prevent a rapid recurrence of symptoms, it is necessary to continue receiving care even after your symptoms are gone.
During the Corrective Phase of care, our goal is to restore proper alignment to your spine and pelvis. In order to accomplish this, the spine must be "re-trained", and will require 2-3 visits per week for 2-3 months. Chiropractic adjustments, like any other lifestyle modification, must be performed consistently over a significant period of time for permanent changes to take place. For instance, eating one healthy meal, having one great workout, or receiving only one chiropractic adjustment, does not lead to long term changes.
Based on periodic re-examinations, Dr. Eric Krebs will determine when there has been enough improvement in the alignment of your spine to transition you into the Rehabilitative Phase of Care.