Chiropractic does not treat the symptoms, but addresses the root of problem.
First of all, the chiropractor will ask questions about your complaints and health status. Then a thorough physical examination will be conducted. The chiropractor uses various methods to investigate where the complaint comes from, what is the cause and why the complaint has developed. Then the chiropractor will explain what is going on and what your personal treatment plan will be. Sometimes X-rays, MRI or a blood test are requested.
The Chiropractor works with a research system that searches for the underlying dysfunctions in your body, dysfunctions that are responsible for your physical complaints. After the examination and mapping of the functioning of the body, the chiropractor will explain what is going on.
Acute phase focuses on immediate reduction of inflammation / swelling and pain. The acute phase focuses on working to reduce acute inflammation and restore normal joints and muscle function through soft tissue, rehabilitation exercise and chiropractic techniques.
During the treatment, the chiropractor immediately reduces muscle tension and improves the movement as well as the function of muscles, joints, tendon plates, tendons, ligaments, nerves and organs. The chiropractor applies pressure techniques and aims to remove blockages and disturbances in the nervous system and to restore mobility, so that the nervous system comes back into balance. Acute phase focuses on pain relief and the reduction of the acute complaint. Often patients present with acute inflammation due to microtrauma (repetitive stress) or macro trauma, which can be caused by slipping, falling or injury. This trauma can lead to damaged soft tissue structures such as muscles, ligament tendons and cartilage, and can result in faulty movements / muscle patterns causing over-tight or weak muscles.
In the stabilization phase, we are focused on retraining your brain new movement patterns, posture and supporting those changes with strength, endurance and stability of the surrounding tissue. The focus of this phase is on changing the cause of the complaint.
Rehabilitation exercises are also prescribed to improve muscle function, movement patterns and the elimination of bad postures and everyday stressors. Some considerations in the length of this phase include the age of the patient, underlying joint / muscle damage in the spine and limbs, diet / nutrition, and other emotional / physical stressors that may need to be addressed.
If no changes are made to the daily routine, movements or thinking pattern, the complaint often returns.
Maintenance care is the final stage of a chiropractic treatment plan that can vary from patient to patient. Regular chiropractic maintenance care varies from patient to patient and appointments may be recommended from 1 month to 6 months depending on the stressors you place on your body, your daily habits / movements, and the frequency and intensity of your exercise. If you're feeling hard on your body, whether from work or daily exercise, you may need to make more frequent appointments to reduce or eliminate your risk of future injury.
Maintenance Chiropractic care provides improved posture, better athletic performance, fewer injuries and an overall pain-free lifestyle. This form of care can also save time and money by keeping minor problems from getting worse.