Teaming Up for Optimal Health
Most Physical Therapists see the elimination of pain and related symptoms as the easiest part of a patient’s care. However, if the chiropractor ends treatment right after alleviating your pain, the chances of symptoms recurring are high. This is why it’s so important that care be continued after your symptoms have disappeared.
Don’t be discouraged if you have mild flare-ups on occasion. This is normal. Symptoms are bound to recur as your body heals. Depending on the severity of your injury or condition and how long you have been suffering from it, the recovery phase of your care may last anywhere from a few months to a couple of years. During the correction / restorative phase of your care, your chiropractor will support your progress with continued adjustments, exercises and other functional activities.
Maintenance is Key to Healthy Living
Once your body has fully healed, routine chiropractic care can help ensure that your physical problems do not return, and that you remain healthy. Ongoing chiropractic care is necessary to ensure the integrity of your musculoskeletal system, just as is the case with regular exercise regimen or maintaining a sensible diet.
When you make routine physical therapy a part of your lifestyle, you avoid many of the aches and pains that so many people suffer through unnecessarily. Your joints will last longer and you will be able to engage in more of the activities you love.
Depending on your condition, routine care may include, but not be limited to, stretches, strengthening, spinal decompression, and joint mobilizations. Frequency of routine care can vary depending of your condition. Once or twice a month may be all you need to stay healthy!