Chiropractic care can be divided into the following categories, depending on your needs and the outcome you are wanting to achieve.
Phase 1: Pain Relief
Phase 2: Restoring normal movement, strength and spinal stability
Phase 3: Maintaining function, helping you keep living the life you want to live.
When and how you chose to use our services is always up to you. Your responsibility is to yourself and our responsibility is to advise you of all your choices.
Chiropractic treatment goals and recommendations may include:
- Adjustments to spinal joint misalignments (dysfunctions)
- Modalities to improve soft tissue healing and pain control, such as heat / cold therapy.
- Strengthening and/or stretching exercises to improve muscle balance and coordination
- Patient education to improve posture and motor control
- Other treatments such as trigger point therapy and strapping and education on ergonomics and nutrition.
- Interaction with other practitioners as required
- Review and usage of medications/scans
Goals of Chiropractic Care
The chiropractor will establish specific goals for a patient’s individual plan for treatment:
- Short-term goals typically include reducing pain and restoring normal joint function and muscle balance
- Long-term goals include restoring functional independence and tolerance to normal activities of daily living.
To reach these goals, a specific number of chiropractic visits over a specific period of time will be recommended.
Chiropractic Evaluation of the Treatment
At the re-evaluation, the chiropractic doctor will measure the response to treatment and determine whether to:
- Continue chiropractic treatment, if appropriate
- Release the patient from chiropractic care, if the treatment goals have been met
- Refer the patient to another health care specialist if treatment goals have not been fulfilled.