Our practice members often ask us, “how long will it take until I am living a pain free life?”  While there is no set length of time associated with the initial phase of care when you begin treatment at our office. I would like to explain the three phases of care we focus on at In Good Hands:

1. Initial Intensive Care: This phase of care focuses on the symptom(s) or condition(s) which lead an individual to visit our office.  It is designed to provide maximum relief and upfront healing. The goal is to get rid of the most recent damage done by vertebral subluxations and restore proper movement to the spine. The length of this phase of care is dependent on a few factors, such as: age, and level of health.  When following the recommended frequency of care, the average amount of time spent in this phase is a few short months. Younger patients usually require less time in this phase due to less subluxations, and degeneration. 

 ​2. Reconstructive Care: This is an exciting phase of care, which focuses on whole body health, rather than relieving the practice members’ chief complaint. After many years of injuries to the spine, there are layers of damage that can be addressed in this phase of care. Many practice members see other positive health changes during this phase, as their nervous system begins to function more optimally. This phase of care decreases in frequency of visits and can last anywhere from weeks to months depending on the amount of damage built up around the spine . It is important to remember that the initial intensive and reconstructive care is integral to your healing, and although our bodies may take different lengths of time to heal and repair we can never skip over the biological laws that govern this process!

3. Wellness Care: To me this is the most exciting care! I like to call it regular checkups for your spine and nervous system. After going through initial intensive care and reconstructive care, the body is ready to express total health. In this phase we encourage our practice members to be seen a couple times a month in order to maintain all the healing, growth, and repair they experienced in the first two phases of care. This allows the body to function and express health at the greatest level.

Remember, your health is a journey and while we are here to assist you on that expedition, ultimately you are in the driver’s seat.  Next time your friends and family ask, “how long do you have to go to the chiropractor?” you can tell them, “as long as I want to function optimally and express my full health potential!”

We must nourish to flourish!