Laying the Foundation for Total Health
Chiropractic care is like building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work correctly. When building a house, if you tried to put up your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually collapse. If you tried to put on your roof before the walls were ready, you would run into the same problem. The same is true for your body. Your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully. There are three general phases of chiropractic care:
Phase 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come into our office, the first objective is to help you feel better. Depending on the severity of your problem, Dr. Lee is trained to know how often an adjustment will be needed. Typically, we like to see a new patient within a week of their first adjustment if they are in pain coming in. Although, Relief care is not the goal of a full spine, full extremity adjustment, it is one of the many benefits. If you are in pain, waiting around does not make the pain go away. Dr. Lee remains as flexible as possible with relief care to make sure we get after the cause.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. It is typical to need care following relief care every 1-3 weeks with Dr. Lee's adjustments depending on a patient's health constitution and foundation.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed, it is important to come in for the recommended monthly adjustment to avoid problems in the future. Usually, this only requires a routine visit to the chiropractor, based on your lifestyle and your goals. Dr. Lee loves to offer his full tool belt as an acupuncturist and whole food nutrition consultant. Health and Wellness are multifactorial and must be approached from multiple angles. No one looks at what a chiropractor looks at except a Chiropractor. No one looks at what an Acupuncturist looks at except one who practices Acupuncture. These essential pieces of maintaining health and wellness can not be supplemented by another profession.