At locally owned Edge Spine & Joint Medical Center, we use three distinct phases of care to ensure you receive the most thorough and comprehensive experience possible while you're in our care. Read through the information below to get a better understanding of our process.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Phase 1: Relief Care
In this first phase of care, the main goal is to reduce your symptoms of pain. This can require daily visits or two to three visits per week for a time.
Most people assume that if they don’t feel any pain that there's nothing wrong - that they're perfectly healthy. Unfortunately, pain is a very poor indicator of health. Pain and other symptoms frequently only appear after a disease or other condition has become advanced.
For example, if you have a cavity, your tooth doesn't hurt as the cavity develops. It hurts once the cavity has become more serious. Regardless of whether you are talking about cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stress, or spinal problems, pain is usually the last thing to appear.
When you begin chiropractic care, pain is also the first symptom to disappear. It's important to remember that much of the underlying condition likely still remains at this point.
Phase 2: Corrective Care
Most chiropractors regard the elimination of symptoms as the easiest part of your care. If all your chiropractor did was reduce the pain and stop there, the chances of the condition recurring would be much greater. In order to prevent a rapid recurrence of symptoms, it's necessary to continue receiving care after your symptoms have disappeared.
During the correction or restorative phase of your care, you won't need adjustments as often as you did during the first Relief Care phase. Depending on your particular circumstances, you may begin doing exercises and stretches either at the center or at home to help accelerate your healing.
Don't be discouraged if you have occasional mild flare-ups in your symptoms. This is normal. Flare-ups are bound to occur during this phase because your body hasn't fully healed. Depending on the severity of your injury or condition and how long you've been suffering, this phase may last anywhere from a few months to a couple of years.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed, routine chiropractic care can help ensure that your physical problems don't return. They'll also help to keep your body in optimal condition.
Just like continuing an exercise program and eating well in order to sustain the benefits of exercise and proper diet, continued chiropractic care is necessary to ensure the health of your musculoskeletal system.
By making routine chiropractic care a part of your lifestyle, you avoid many of the aches and pains that so many others suffer from, your joints will last longer, and you'll be able to engage in the activities you love even more.