Teaming Up for Optimal Health
Most chiropractors regard the elimination of symptoms as the shortest and easiest part of a person's care. If the chiropractor reduces the pain and stops there, the chances of the condition recurring is much greater. In order to prevent a premature recurrence of symptoms, it is necessary to continue receiving care even though your symptoms are relieved or drastically reduced.
During the correction / 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, either supervised in the clinic or 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 the severity of your injury or condition and how long you have been suffering from it, this phase of your care may last anywhere from a few months to a couple of years.
People often want to jump back into activities or sports too quickly, inviting a relapse. Lasting results occur with gradual return to activities as you continue to strengthen the area.