The 3 Stages of Chiropractic Treatment
Truly effective chiropractic treatment will change your life. This is because it doesn’t just address your pain symptoms – as a practice, it works to restore your body to normal, pain-free function.
How does it work? In three basic stages.
How Does a Chiropractor Treat Pain? Learn the 3 Stages
Just like any major undertaking in life, you can’t expect to succeed without a strategy. This is the typical treatment plan a chiropractor will use to treat pain issues.
The short-term goal is always to reduce or eliminate pain. The long-term goal is usually to improve your overall functioning for daily living.
1. Pain Reduction
The first stage of treatment involves finding immediate relief from pain for the patient. The goal is to get you functioning as normally as possible, just like you did before you had any pain.
This means your doctor will examine you and do tests to find out the cause of your dysfunction or issues, and then come up with a personalized treatment plan based on your particular case.
During this stage, adjustments will help reduce inflammation, muscle spasms, and pain.
At Preferred Family Chiropractic, Dr. Williams has training in therapeutic rehabilitation, which means he can help your body regain function after injury, disability, or illness.
2. Muscle Support
After your pain has been relieved, you can move on to the next stage. This is centered around keeping up the progress made in stage one as well as helping the body support healing by strengthening and stretching muscles surrounding the injury.
3. Strengthening the Spine
The final stage involves continuing the healing process and avoiding re-injury. Strengthening your spine and the muscles around it helps your whole body support improved function, mobility, and health.
During this stage, your doctor may advise you about nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle changes to support your whole-body health and continued recovery.
A Chiropractic Game Plan Could Get You Relief from Pain
If you struggle with chronic pain, including pain in your upper or lower back, neck, spine, or joints, it might be time for a new strategy.
In fact, it might be time to call us at Preferred Family Chiropractic so we can help you make a new plan for feeling better. Schedule your appointment today and make the first move toward a pain-free you: (352) 536-1300