3 Stages of Chiropractic Care
By Stephen R. Farris
Working out can be tough on your body. While it's great that you have taken steps to be active, the older we get, the more aches and pains we have. The pain could happen to any of us whether from lifting weights, walking, running, doing aerobic exercise, swimming, or even when competing in recreational sporting activities.
You do your best to tough it out, taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication, rest, heat rubs and/or ice treatment, and the pain still seems to linger on longer than it should.
Maybe it's generating from your back, joints, legs, knees, etc. Wherever it may be coming from, it might be time to consult with your local chiropractor and let them take a look at you to pinpoint where the problem is.
Now you may have some concerns at first, but once you make the initial visit and receive that first adjustment, you'll discover the difference. Sometimes almost immediately in certain instances. There are three stages to chiropractic care. Relief, recovery, and wellness. These are very important stages to help ensure that you get the treatment you need and able to return to your healthy, active lifestyle.
During your first visit, your chiropractor will examine you, diagnose your condition and discuss treatment options available, plus you'll receive your first adjustment as well. You'll probably feel some relief during that first visit. Your chiropractor may recommend that you return for a few follow-up treatments to make sure your range of motion for the area being treated is getting back to form.
Now that you've began receiving relief and going through your regular treatment, your chiropractor will suggest you help your recovery process by doing a few simple exercises at home in-between treatments.
Once you're all better and have returned to your normal routine, it doesn't hurt to continue to receive wellness checks from your chiropractor on a regular basis. After recovery, your chiropractor can set up routine maintenance visits for you, as it can help make sure that you're still properly aligned and that nothing else is flaring up that could cause a problem in the future.
As always, remember to continue working out and eat a balanced, healthy diet.
To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Charlotte, N.C.