During the corrective phase of chiropractic care, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, which helps prevent further injury or pain. The goal of corrective or restorative chiropractic care is to help bring your body back to 100% functioning. It is typical to need chiropractic care or adjustments about 4-8 times per month for 2-24 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem. As you can see this can vary considerably and is very specific to each patient. This is why when someone calls and asks us, “how long it will take to help me”, it is difficult to answer without having seen them through the Initial Visit and sometimes even Phase 1 of care.
Teaming Up for Optimal Health
Most chiropractors regard the elimination of symptoms as the easiest part of helping a patient. Yet, if all the chiropractor does is reduce the pain and stop there, the chances of the condition recurring is very high. In order to prevent a rapid recurrence of symptoms, it is necessary to continue care and correct the problem that’s causing the pain.
During the correction / restorative phase of care, patients do not receive adjustments as often as they did during their initial phase of care. In addition to receiving less adjustments, this is when many patients begin specific exercises and stretches to help accelerate their healing.
Depending on the severity of your condition and how long the underlying problem has existed, this determines how long this phase of care will last.