Laying the foundation for total health
In some ways, one could say that chiropractic care 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 chiropractic care addresses many common reasons why people experience pain and other health issues. If something is not right with your body's foundation, than that needs to be addressed before true health can be achieved. With chiropractic care, your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully. There are three phases of chiropractic care . . .
Phase 1: Relief Care
The first and foremost goal in our office is to promote relief of pain, and to restore function. To promote the level of activity you were accustomed and to start feeling better as soon as possible. During this phase, Dr. Lipkin attempts to restore joint motion to restore and enable proper tissue healing. Depending on the severity of the underlying condition, treatment is similar to physical therapy, with decreasing frequency as the condition improves. Dr. Lipkin will co-operate with your personal physician to coordinate medical care.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective phase of chiropractic care, muscles and other tissues are allowed 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 optimal flexibility, strength, function and endurance. In fact, most patients find that after continuing treatment into the corrective phase, they experience less recurrence of symptoms than ever. You can say their spines act and feel younger.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed and you are no longer experiencing back pain or other pain symptoms, wellness care helps to keep you that way. It’s no magic; it’s no secret; it’s how life works. You know it works with maintenance of your car (oil changes every 3-5,000 miles); or dental cleanings (every 6 months). If it’s important enough for you to keep healthy and well; it’s important for you to maintain it.
How often? Everyone is different with different histories, lifestyles and spinal conditions. Dr. Lipkin will discuss this with you on an individual basis to see what works best for YOU! (It’s that simple)