Laying the foundation
At Chiropractic Associates of Michigan, we equate your care to building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular order for everything to stand strong and work correctly. First, you build a solid foundation. Next, you put up the walls. And finally, the roof ties it all together.
The same is true for your body. We will start by establishing a solid foundation of care, and build from there.
Here are three phases of chiropractic care that every new patient will experience:
Phase 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come into 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. It is typical to need care 4-8 times per month for 6-24 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed, it is important to come in for periodic maintenance adjustments to keep your body in top condidtion. Usually, this only requires a visit to with your Doctor 1-4 times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.