Chiropractic: Corrective Care
This is the ‘building’ phase of chiropractic care designed to begin addressing the underlying problem of your condition. It is focused on muscle and ligament repair, as well as rehabilitation. Once pain has subsided and mobility has returned, corrective care focuses repairing damage to the soft connective tissues that may still be lingering. This may include a combination of in-office chiropractic adjustments as well as at-home exercises used to accelerate the healing process.
Once pain has subsided, it is important to resist the temptation to stop care after the first phase, as doing so can increase the chances of relapse. Corrective care helps strengthen the spine and minimize the factors that contributed to the original condition. Keep in mind that the corrective care phase is often longer than the acute care phase – especially in patients with severe conditions and those who have suffered from injuries for many years.
Chiropractic: Acute Care
Acute Care is the treatment for when you are experiencing musculoskeletal pain, whether from a specific injury or from an unknown origin. The goal of acute care is to halt the progression of a patient’s condition, reduce inflammation, generate rapid pain relief, and achieve some degree of functional improvement.
Depending on the severity of your injury or condition, acute care can be as little as one to two treatments or can involve as many as several treatments per week for several weeks. We may also give you instructions for home care that will aid in the healing process, thus reducing the overall time frame required to restore you to health.