Initial or Relief Care
This is sometimes called the acute phase and is the most intensive stage of care in which requires the most office visits. The goal is to decrease pain, stop further progression of your condition, and begin the healing process. At the beginning, we work with your body to release pressure on the nervous system and work on getting your spine and nervous system function closer to normal ranges. The visits are more frequent because we are trying to change unhealthy neurological patterns which requires repetition and time. When patients present with certain secondary conditions (symptoms), this stage is when they see some of the biggest changes in their health. Patients report improvements in their pain, balance, sleep, immune function, energy, and more.
In this second part of care, the focus is now more on regenerating and rebuilding a healthy spine and nervous system. This is where some patients will take a break from care because they are feeling better, but quite often the underlying cause of their problem is not corrected. In Phase 2, most people require fewer office visits to make sure the spine and nervous system are getting healthier. The goals are to continue to check your nervous system for structural shifts to help optimize your spinal health and make sure you continue to make forward progress. Stopping now will set you up for a relapse. Each relapse is more difficult to recover from. We have seen it.
The goal in Phase 3 is to make sure that you don't lose the gains that you have made and to ensure that your spinal and nervous system health is the best it can be moving forward. Patients are coming in anywhere from once a week to once every 3 months. Essentially, it is no different than when you are maintaining your ideal weight after going to the gym for a year--do you decide you should never exercise again? Of course not! Periodic visits can catch problems before they become major concerns. Proactive adults and their children choose this type of care to look and feel their best.
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