- We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Our services include precise and gentle chiropractic adjustments, nutritional supplements, and advice on corrective exercise. Continue to learn more!
Laying the Foundation for Total Health
In some ways, one could say that chiropractic care is a bit like building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work together correctly. When building a house, if you tried to build your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually may even collapse. If you tried to build your roof before the walls were ready, you would run into the same problem. These concepts apply to your body as well, and chiropractic care addresses many common reasons why people experience pain and other health issues. If something is not right with your body's foundation, than that needs to be addressed before true health can be achieved. With chiropractic care, your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully. There are four general phases of chiropractic care . . .
Phase 1: Cause-Oriented Care
If you are in pain when you come into our Indialantic chiropractic office, our first objective is to discover the true cause of pain. It is important to realize that pain is a symptom, and often pain does not happen until a disease process is advanced. Think of a serious condition such as heart disease - the sensation of pain is one of the last symptoms to present. At Tree of Life Chiropractic, Dr. Perdue is dedicated to finding the underlying cause of disease so that your body can heal as quickly as possible.
Phase 2: Corrective Care
During the corrective phase of chiropractic care, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, which helps prevent further injury or pain. The goal of corrective or restorative chiropractic care is to help bring your body back to 100% functioning. It is typical to need chiropractic care or adjustments about 3-4 times per week for 3-6 weeks, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem. At the end of this period, Dr. Perdue will do another exam and re-evaluate your customized care plan based on your progress.
Phase 3: Strengthening/Supportive Care
Strengthening and healing of the supporting tissues is a critical but often overlooked step in caring for a chiropractic patient. It's common for patients to be pain-free at this stage of care, but their body is still fragile and prone to a sudden worsening. A typical patient will come to have their alignment checked 1 time a week for 4-6 weeks to make sure that they will continue to healing properly, without any interference.
Phase 4: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed and you are no longer experiencing back pain or other pain symptoms, it is important to come in for periodic chiropractic visits to avoid further problems in the future. Usually, this phase of chiropractic care only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor once every month. Many patients who receive EPIC care hold their corrected alignment for several months, but periodically checking that alignment helps to ensure your best health.