An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
Most chiropractors regard the elimination of symptoms as the easiest part of a persons care. If all we do is reduce the pain and stop there, the chances of the condition recurring are much greater. In order to prevent a recurrence of symptoms, it is necessary to continue receiving care even though your symptoms are gone.
During the Corrective/Restorative phase of your care, you will not receive adjustments as often as you did during the first phase of care. Depending on your particular circumstances, you may begin doing exercises and stretches. You may also be referred to STAR Physical Therapy to assist you in this phase of care.
Do not be discouraged if you have mild flare-ups of your symptoms on occasion. This is normal. Flare-ups are not uncommon during this phase because your body has not fully healed. Depending on the severity of your injury or condition and how long you have been suffering from it, this phase of your care may last for a few months.