Teaming Up for Optimal Health
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 sometimes necessary to continue receiving care even though your symptoms are gone.
During the rehabilitative/restorative phase of your care in addition to continuing corrective manipulation with most patients, depending on their condition and circumstances, they may begin doing exercises and stretches either at the office or at home to help accelerate their 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 4 to 8 weeks..