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 pain symptoms are gone.
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 at the center 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.
Some of our patients only want Temporary Pain Relief. We know from experience, that in most cases, that with Temporary Pain Relief treatment "the pain will come back and need additional care in the future." It's kind of like taking an Aspirin.
Most patients want a more permanent fix with System Correction and Pain Control. This starts with looking at the body region around the pain. For instance, neck pain in most cases has either headaches or mid back and shoulder pain as well. If you don't treat the region the pain returns. This approach attempts to fixe the problem not just treats the symptoms. Of course results may vary in individual cases. Each of us is an individual with different health needs and goals.