Laying the foundation for total health
In some ways, one could say that chiropractic care is a bit like building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work together correctly. When building a house, if you tried to build your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually may even collapse. If you tried to build your roof before the walls were ready, you would run into the same problem. These concepts apply to your body as well, and chiropractic care addresses many common reasons why people experience health issues. If something is not right with your body's foundation, than that needs to be addressed before true health can be achieved. With chiropractic care, your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully.
During the corrective phase of chiropractic care, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely. The goal of corrective or restorative chiropractic care is to help bring your body back to 100% functioning. The timeframe of your care varies depending on your overall health.
Once your body has fully healed, it is important to come in for periodic chiropractic adjustments to avoid problems in the future. Usually, this phase of chiropractic care only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor based on your lifestyle and goals.