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Different phases of a Chiropractic Treatment

 

How long should I undergo a Columbus chiropractic treatment ? Each patient is unique, we all have our history and background, so we carefully design a specific chiropractic treatment plan for each patient according to their needs.

To elaborate it we must take many factors into consideration such as age, mobility of the spine , changes in posture, the state of degeneration of the joints and vertebrae , the weight difference that can be had between a leg and the other, the presence or absence of pain, the frequency, intensity and duration of the problem and, of course, the patient’s lifestyle as well as the good and bad habits that characterize it.

Chiropractic is a natural treatment that requires time and repetition

Contrary to the effect of a medication that is immediate because it is limited to alleviating the symptom without further extinguishing the fire alarm of our body, chiropractic treatment is natural and seeks to address the root cause of the problem to solve it from its root and long term.

From the vitalist model of chiropractic, one must see chiropractic treatment as a path, a journey towards health and not a destination. The work of the chiropractor allows you to free your nervous system from the interference it has to improve the communication between your brain and your organism. In this way your own body can heal itself, regulate itself and function better. Health comes from within but when we do not have it it is a process to recover it and like every process, it takes time, patience and repetition of adjustments. In addition, several parameters influence the evolution and duration of chiropractic treatment , such as the age of the patient, the chronic of the problem, his lifestyle …

We generally find that the chiropractic treatment process is done in three phases:

INITIAL PHASE . When starting chiropractic care we usually start with a more intensive treatment phase repeating 2 sessions a week. When there is joint instability, and malfunction of the nerves that cause inflammation of the tissues and sometimes pain, the objective of the repetition of the most followed visits is mainly to relieve the symptoms or improve the current state of health as soon as possible.

In this way the spine will start to gain mobility and flexibility and the nervous system will work better. Each chiropractic adjustment. It has a cumulative effect. There are patients who can find immediate relief and think that the problem is completely solved. We would very much like this to be the case but experience shows us that temporary relief should not be confused with permanent correction.

For the cause of the problem to be corrected the body needs time. When pains or dysfunctions appear in the body, it is our fire alarm that warns us that something has been wrong for some time and, over time, has worsened. It is clear that 30% of patients will see a very rapid disappearance of the problem during the first visits, in fact chiropractic, it has a very good reputation for “instant” results, however it does not mean that everything has been solved forever, because when the problem is left untreated, it can reappear a few days or a few months later. That’s why we recommend more adjustments in the corrective phase to obtain an optimal recovery.

CORRECTIVE PHASE . The muscles and tissues are more relaxed, the vertebrae are in a better position and the body has more general flexibility. We can start to lengthen the time between each visit by making a weekly adjustment and progressively if the patient’s condition stays well from one session to another we can go to every two weeks and three weeks and continue to lengthen progressively. The objective is to correct, strengthen and optimize the general state so as not to relapse in the future. The more balanced nervous system improves communication between the brain and the body and the body gains health.

WELFARE PHASE . Once the muscles and ligaments are stronger, the spine and joints move with flexibility and the nerve communication is good between all parts of the body, we return to a normal life without symptoms and enjoy a optimal health . At this level of health most patients want to continue enjoying the benefits gained and a good quality of life, so they follow the chiropractic treatment in preventive mode. The visits in this phase are monthly.