Phase 1: Relief Care- Symptom Driven
If you are in pain when you come into our Portsmouth chiropractic office, our first objective is to help you reduce pain and start feeling better as soon as possible. Depending on the severity and duration of the pain or underlying condition which is causing your pain, it is typical for a patient to need treatments 2-3 times per week to start.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care- Dysfunction Driven
Once pain has resolved, we will continue to work on any dysfunctions which do not always resolve as quickly as the pain. If the underlying dysfunction remains, the symptoms will return. During the corrective phase of chiropractic care, muscles and other tissues are trained 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 weekly to monthly in this phase, 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 having pain OR dysfunction, it is important to come in for periodic visits to make sure this continues. This is especially true if you have had the problem for a long period of time, or if your job, lifestyle, etc. continue to contribute to the problem. We recommend a regular visit or ‘tune up’ once every 4-6 weeks, based on your lifestyle and goals.