Phase 2: Corrective Chiropractic Care
Teaming Up for Optimal Health
Most chiropractors regard the elimination of symptoms as the easiest part of a persons care. If all you’re coming to a chiropractor for is to reduce the pain and stop there, then what makes your use of chiropractic any different from a natural form of aspirin? The purpose of the chiropractic adjustment is to restore the ability of the innate intelligence inside your body to communicate from your brain to every cell in your body. That innate intelligence heals your finger when you cut it, keeps your heart beating when you sleep, and guides the processes within your immune, digestive, metabolic and nervous systems to do their jobs without you giving a conscious thought to it. Chiropractic is much, much bigger than pain relief. But often there’s a rebuilding process involved to get your body used to holding its correction.
During the corrective chiropractic care / restorative phase of your care, you will not have to receive adjustments as often as you did during the first phase of care and, depending on your particular circumstances, you may begin doing exercises and stretches at home to help accelerate your healing.
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 how long you’ve been walking around with this subluxation pattern or other factors like the hormone relaxin that is released during pregnancy, this phase of your care may last anywhere from a few months to a couple of years. A good rule of thumb: If you think about how many years it’s been since you first noticed the problem, allow your body that number of months to heal it. Can you see why kids should be adjusted?