An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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In some ways, one could say that Corrective chiropractic care and Sports Therapy 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 corrective chiropractic care addresses many common reasons why people experience pain, poor health diminished lifestyles and limited results from discount, "Joint" chiropractic clinics. If something is not right with your body's foundation, than that needs to be addressed before true health and an active lifestyle can be achieved. With Corrective Sports chiropractic care & Therapy, 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 . . .
If you are in pain when you come into our Tustin and Irvine chiropractic office, our first objective is to help you reduce pain and inflammation so you start feeling better as soon as possible. Depending on the severity of the underlying condition which is causing your pain, it is typical for a patient to need chiropractic care or adjustments 3-4 times per week for the first week to 2 weeks.
During the corrective phase of chiropractic care, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal and strengthen more completely, which helps prevent further injury or pain as well as support your new structure/shape. This is much like a training program at the gym. 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 8-12 times per month for 90 to 180 days, depending on your overall health, lifestyle, current posture and the severity of your problem.
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 and maintain your current or corrected condition. Usually, this phase of chiropractic care only requires a quick visit to Dr. Milam 2-4 times per month, based on your lifestyle and health goals.
CBP® Protocol and Phases of Care showing the timing of different Treatment methods.