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Laying the foundation for total health

In some ways, one could say that chiropractic care is a bit like building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work together correctly. When building a house, if you tried to build your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually may even collapse. If you tried to build your roof before the walls were ready, you would run into the same problem. These concepts apply to your body as well, and chiropractic care addresses many common reasons why people experience pain and other health issues. If something is not right with your body's foundation, than that needs to be addressed before true health can be achieved. With chiropractic care, 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 Lombard chiropractic office, our first objective is to help you reduce pain and start feeling better as soon as possible. We know that your pain usually begins in one of 2 ways. It may be acute, meaning it  happened recently as a result of life events such as an auto accident, work, sports or lifting injury. Or it may be chronic, some aggravation or irritation that has worsened into real pain over the last weeks, months or even years.

In either case, and depending on the severity of the underlying condition which is causing your pain, it is necessary to hit it hard in order to get the best and quickest results. Often this means a treatment program of  care or adjustments 2-3 times per week for 2-6 weeks.

During this phase we also may order massage therapy, physiotherapy, rehabilitative exercise and nutritional supplements to get you better faster and stronger all done at the office.

Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care

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 up to 3 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.

Phase 3: Wellness Care

Once your body has fully healed and you are no longer experiencing back pain or other pain symptoms, it is important to come in for periodic chiropractic adjustments to avoid further problems in the future. Usually, this phase of chiropractic care only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor 1-4 times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.

The Choice is Yours

 We will make our treatment recommendations based on our knowledge and expertise in your type of condition. Each plan is different and designed to

  • Get you out of pain
  • Get your body healed and strengthened
  • Increase the likelihood that it will remain healthy
How far you go after the pain is gone is always your choice. Pain relief or the full benefit of a chiropractic lifestyle is up to you.