What to Expect from Chiropractic Corrective Care
Chiropractic corrective care is a process of rehabilitating the entire spine and each care plan is custom designed for your specific goals and spinal problems. The overall goal is to remove nerve interference so your body and function at 100%. Addressing the root cause of the problem, subluxations and poor spinal mechanics, often results in relief of symptoms and unexpected improvements in overall quality of life and general health. Corrective chiropractic care consists of combination of procedures performed in a sequence that achieves maximum benefit.
Step 1: Initial Visits
After completing a thorough examination, a postural and x-ray analysis is performed. This is a critical component of the initial patient office visits and helps to determine if the patient is a candidate for the corrective chiropractic care.
Step 2: Adjustment
The goal of an adjustment is to specifically remove misalignments or subluxations from the spine and allow the nervous system to communicate and regulate the body as efficiently as possible. Our office utilizes many adjusting techniques based on goals and patient preference.
Step 3: Traction
Because ligaments and muscles actually adapt and change shape as a result of poor posture and alignment, a sustained level of force, is crucial in making long-term positive changes. Unlike “medical” traction, which pulls apart spinal joints to provide relief, chiropractic biomechanical traction involves applying a sustained force to the spine in order to restore normal spinal alignment and mechanics. Similar to an orthodontist using braces to slowly correct teeth, traction is designed to move the spine to a more normal position over time.
Step 4: Exercise
Exercises are prescribed based on your unique needs. Specific exercises are prescribed to the patient to help correct the spine and to improve the function of the overall body. These specific exercises are a part of the overall goal of learning how to take better care of your spine for the rest of your life.
Step 5: Maintenance
Once the patient has completed chiropractic corrective care they will sit down with the doctor and discuss a chiropractic maintenance program.
Our goal at Heart and Hand Chiropractic is to help patients reach and maintain their spinal correction, and help them maximize their health and vitality. To schedule an appointment at our Fort Collins, CO office to meet with Dr. Pilsner, contact us online or call (970) 377-3557.