Chiropractic care is a manual hands-on approach to health that restores normal function to your body’s spinal joints and muscles. The bony spinal column consists of 24 vertebrae (and 23 discs) and houses the spinal cord. When the spinal bones are in proper alignment, the brain’s messages travel up and down the spinal cord and out to the spinal nerves like unobstructed free-flowing traffic. Chiropractic care allows the nervous system to communicate with every muscle, tissue, organ and cell in your entire body with less stress and interruption. Benefits of chiropractic are vast and range from helping people with general low back pain and sciatica to all sorts of issues including: headaches, neck pain, allergies, fatigue, digestive complaints, and overall vitality
At LifeForce Chiropractic we offer three different types of chiropractic care:
It is always YOUR choice as to how you would like to benefit from chiropractic care.
Acute care is necessary when you are in pain. The goal is to relieve pain and symptoms that brought you into the clinic. Treatment plans consist of frequent visits over a short time period designed to decrease nerve irritation in your spine. This may take only a few visits or may last for weeks depending on the severity of your condition, your current health, age and lifestyle.
Corrective care is designed to break old patterns in your body and reprogram your body with healthier patters so that your body can function better. When you have misalignments in your spine, your muscles and joints are in a habit of not working properly. This causes abnormal stress on your muscles and joints throughout your whole body eventually causing your spine to degenerate at an accelerated rate. Overtime, degeneration of the spine leads to problems with arthritis, disc deterioration, disc bulging, bone spurring, and many other undesirable issues. It is extremely important to correct misalignments in your spine so that every time you walk, run, or simply move, your body is working efficiently to produce more energy rather than deplete your body of energy. During the corrective phase, we aim to decrease the amount of misalignments by 70%. Visits for this type of care are less frequent then in acute care, but because we are trying to break habits, it is extremely important for you to do the home care exercises and stretches to help reprogram new movement patterns in your spine. Just as braces may take 1-4 years to correct misaligned teeth, corrective chiropractic care may take many months to correct complex spinal misalignments. With this type of care, we help restore the normal function of the spine and pride ourselves on helping to eliminate your “normal” pains from your daily lives.
Wellness care (also known as maintenance care) is designed to maintain your current level of function. This phase of care aims to keep your spine healthy and functioning at its peak in order to keep you active for the rest of your life. Just as your car needs regular oil changes and your teeth need regular brushing, your spine needs regular maintenance. At LifeForce Chiropractic many of our patients learn and value the importance of wellness chiropractic care. Maintenance care frequency is customized to your lifestyle, age and activity level. Your health is your decision and your future is a product of those decisions. Let us help you feel your best!