Laying the foundation for optimal health
Chiropractic care can be likened to building a house—certain things have to happen in a particular order for the building to stand strong. If you tried to build your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and may even collapse. Similarly, chiropractic care seeks to address the foundational issues, such as misalignment, that cause people to experience pain and other health issues. The three general phases of chiropractic care are:
Phase 1: Relief Care
Our first objective is to reduce any pain and help you start feeling better as soon as possible. In your first appointment, Dr. Domi will conduct a physical exam and thorough review of your medical history to understand your current concerns and determine the underlying condition causing your pain. The number of adjustments needed to achieve relief will vary depending on the severity of your underlying condition.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
In the corrective phase of chiropractic care, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, which helps prevent further injury or pain. The goal of corrective or restorative chiropractic care is to help bring your body back to 100% functionality. At the time of scheduling an initial appointment, four follow-up appointments will be scheduled to ease your transition from relief to restorative care.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed and you are no longer experiencing back pain or related symptoms, it is important to get adjusted regularly to maintain alignment and prevent pain or injury. The frequency of wellness adjustments varies depending on your health and lifestyle goals and can range from once a week, to once every 4-6 weeks.