What to Expect from Chiropractic Corrective Care

Chiropractic Care Fort Collins CO

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.


A: While chiropractors are not medical doctors, they graduate as doctors of chiropractic degrees. They are spinal specialists and address issues such as pain, range of motion, etc.

A: Chiropractors can help treat various kinds of pain including, back pain, hip pain, wrist pain, elbow pain, knee pain, foot pain, and more.

A: Generally, a chiropractor will utilize the first visit to conduct a thorough examination in order to see whether you are a candidate for chiropractic adjustment and come up with an individualized treatment plan to treat your condition. Only after this is done can a chiropractor proceed to do an adjustment.

A: Chiropractic treatment can be very beneficial for your health. Not only does it help alleviate your pain, but it can also lead to immediate improvement of posture and symptoms.