Teaming Up for Optimal Health
Most chiropractors regard the elimination of symptoms as the easiest part of a persons care. If all that the chiropractor does is to reduce the pain and stops there even though the underlying causes are only partially corrected, the chances of the condition recurring are much greater. In order to prevent a rapid recurrence of symptoms, it may necessary to continue receiving care for a short time once your symptoms are gone.
During the correction / restorative phase of your care, you will not have to receive adjustments as often as you did during the first phase of care and, very importantly, you will continuing to do the exercises and stretches in which you have been instructed, either at the center or at home to aid in correcting the underlying cause of your condition.
Do not be discouraged if you have mild flare-ups in your symptoms on occasion. This is not un-common. Flare-ups may occur during this phase because the functional disturbances that caused your condition have not yet fully resolved. Depending on the severity of your injury or condition and how long you have been suffering from it, this phase of your care may last anywhere from weeks to months.
We know that corrective care is concluded when the disturbances of joint and muscle function are resolved or fail to improve further. Functional evaluation of muscular imbalance reveals much of the underlying cause of your condition and the results of this evaluation dictate what exercises are needed. Subsequent satisfactory performance of these tests indicates that treatment has been successful and that treatment for this condition is concluded.