Teaming Up for Optimal Health
Most chiropractors regard the elimination of symptoms, such as back pain, neck pain and headaches, as the easiest part of a patient's care. If all that the chiropractor does is to reduce the pain through chiropractic adjustments and stop there, the chances of the pain recurring are much greater. In order to prevent a rapid recurrence of pain, it is necessary to continue receiving care even though your symptoms are gone.
During the correction / restorative phase of your care, you will not have to receive chiropractic adjustments as often as you did during the first phase of care and, depending on your particular circumstances, you may be given rehabilitative exercises and stretches to do either at the office or at home to help accelerate your healing and help strengthen the surrounding muscles.
Do not be discouraged if you have mild flare-ups in your symptoms on occasion. This is normal. Flare-ups are bound to occur during this phase because your body has not fully healed. Depending on the severity of your spinal injury or condition and how long you have been suffering from it, this phase of your care may last anywhere from a few months to a couple of years.