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. When building a house, if you tried to put up your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually collapse. If you tried to put on your roof before the walls were ready, you would run into the same problem. 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.
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When you see Dr. Mills for care, you'll experience 3 phases along your journey to better wellness.
Phase 1: Relief Care
— If you’re in pain when you come to our office, the first objective is to help you feel better. Depending on the severity of your problem, it is typical to need care 2-3 times per week for 4-12 weeks.
Phase 2: Corrective / Restorative Care
— During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. These range from retaining supporting muscles, improving biomechanics, ligament strengthening, to spinal function stabilization. Depending on overall health and severity of your problem, we will determine how many treatments are necessary.
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 chiropractic 1-4 times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.