Once a patient’s condition has stabilized, they enter the second phase of chiropractic care, or corrective care. Under corrective care, the goal is to correct any underlying problems or areas of discomfort, strengthen the supporting muscles, and improve the functioning of the neuromusculoskeletal system. Typically, the frequency of care is reduced after the patient’s condition has stabilized. Corrective care is the period of care that may be supplemented by rehabilitation exercises, nutrition, and modification of daily habits.
It is important to remember that many of the conditions for which people seek chiropractic care have developed over many years; therefore, correcting these problems is a true rehabilitative process. It helps to understand that it takes time to correct these conditions.
This is the most important period of care, because if it is not completed, the underlying cause of the problem has not been corrected. If the underlying cause has not been corrected, the condition is likely to relapse. Some people fail to complete this phase of care the first time their problem becomes symptomatic, and they only decide to complete this phase after they have a relapse in their condition. Why not do your body a favor and complete this phase of care the first time around?