Phase 2: Reconstructive Care
Adding rehabilitation to strengthen the spine and hold adjustments.
Once your symptoms are eased, your spine is ready to start re-building the right way. We will add home care or physical therapy to your adjustment to help strengthen, coordinate and balance the muscles around the spine. When these muscles function like they should, they will work with the adjustments instead of against them.
Most chiropractors regard the elimination of symptoms as the easiest part of a persons care. If all that the chiropractor does is to reduce the pain and stop there, the chances of the condition recurring are much greater. In order to prevent a rapid recurrence of symptoms, it is necessary to continue receiving care even though your symptoms are gone.
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.