Laying the Foundation of Chiropractic Care in Austin
Chiropractic care is like building a house, you need a solid foundation or the walls will be too weak and eventually collapse. The same is true for your body, it requires a plan of care that addresses the foundation before the walls. There are three phases of chiropractic care.
Phase 1: Chiropractic 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 adjustments to avoid problems in the future. Usually, this only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor 1-4 times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.
Dr. Wendee Whitehead is an ACRB Board Certified Chiropractor in Austin TX.