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. 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:
Phase 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come into our office, the first objective is to help you feel better. On your first visit, you will fill out all the necessary information we will need to properly evaluate, not just your symptoms, but your overall health. You will then go through an exam and take X-rays if needed. On your second visit referred to as your "Report of Findings" visit, Dr. Piller will provide you with a brief overview of chiropractic care and go over your X-rays and choices for care including a corrective care treatment plan. You will then receive your first treatment.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury.
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 with varying frequency based on your lifestyle and goals.