During the course of your treatment, Dr. Celine may mention some of these terms used in describing your treatment.
- Obvious Symptoms
- Reporting Some Relief
- Feeling Better
- Symptoms Gone
- Feeling Great
- Pre-Complaint Status Reached
- Enjoying Optimal Health
- Maintenance and Prevention
Three Phases of Chiropractic Care
Listed below are three distinct phases of care to insure that you experience optimum health benefits through chiropractic care.
Phase 1 Initial Intensive Care
If an ache, pain or other obvious symptom has prompted you to begin chiropractic care, the first thing you want is to feel better. Office visits will be frequent and your adjustment may be combined with other procedures, such as therapy, to help offer relief. Depending upon your age, condition, and lifestyle, repeated visits over weeks or months may be needed to reduce or eliminate symptoms.
Phase 2 Rehabilitative Care
Muscle and other soft tissue damage often remain after your original symptoms have improved. Rehabilitative care stabilizes your spine and promotes more complete healing. Visit frequency is reduced and you may be encouraged to supplement your care with exercise or other self-care procedures. With your ache or pain gone, true healing can occur. Stopping care now may risk relapse.
Phase 3 Maintenance Care
When spinal correction is reached, Chiropractic “checkups” can help preserve and maintain your progress. Occasional visits can help catch little problems before they become serious. Wellness-minded adults choose this type of care for themselves and their children. Like other preventive health measures, Maintenance Care saves time an money by helping you stay well.
How long you decide to benefit from Chiropractic Care is always up to you.