Programs of Care

There are different ways a chiropractor can care for your back, depending on your condition. Generally there are three levels of care, but for most people, the need is for immediate relief.

  • Relief Care is provided for the reduction of pain and discomfort. Depending on the diagnosis, your age and physical condition, one visit, or several visits over a relatively short period of time may be necessary.
  • Corrective care treats long term spinal problems. Because these problems have existed for some time they require a longer, more complex period of care, and almost always include a customized exercise program.
  • Supportive or maintenance care helps you maintain and enjoy the benefits you've achieved from relief and corrective care. Continuing to work with your chiropractor and having adjustments periodically will keep your spine as healthy as possible.

Once a course of care is determined, and the matter of informed consent has been discussed, treatment usually begins. Because of chiropractic's concern for your overall well-being, most treatment is accompanied by exercise programs, nutritional counseling and other healthy living suggestions to help keep your spine healthy and strong.