A: Use comfort as your best guide. Trust your body to tell you what feels best – how quickly can you get comfortable when you first get into bed and do you feel rested and comfortable in the morning?
A: Yes and no. Additional or alternative therapies and strategies are totally dependent upon the nature of your specific case and the stage of healing you are at.
A: Each individual incident of low back pain is unique to the person and the situation. There are times when stopping a bad activity combined with perhaps heat and light stretching and mobility exercises is sufficient to meet your needs. If so, it does not qualify for the corrective spinal adjustments of chiropractic care, although the chiropractic physician will guide the self care process for you.
It is important to understand sequence of care also.
A: Every case is different and depends on the severity of the problem, the length of time it has been present, your age, occupation, previous injury history, lifestyle and daily habits, among other factors. All of these factors must be taken into account when determining a treatment plan and schedule – or even if your situation fits within the scope of our treatment.
A: This is a very interesting question and has multiple components.
A: It is not necessary to get worse before you get better. However, chiropractic care works within a dynamic and very reactive system. We do not believe in the concept of “No Pain – No Gain” as much as the idea of “No Change – No Gain.”
Therefore, as you respond to treatment you may experience any of the following changes:
1. Muscle ache.
3. Hidden Problems and Layers of Correction
A: Doctors of Chiropractic are interested in getting to the root cause of your problem. Each case requires a history, physical examination, and other tests. This is the groundwork for establishing a working diagnosis, and from here a treatment plan is created. The treatment plan will establish a “Sequence of Care” protocol and your chiropractor will guide you through the sometimes confusing path to a return to normal function and the resultant symptom relief.
A: Typically, no. Adjustment first.
A: While there are similarities in the scheduling among all the different people we work with, each individual has specific needs based on many different factors. Age, occupation, duration of symptoms, injury history, sports background, severity of symptoms, and many other pre-existing or complicating factors all need to be considered when creating a treatment plan for each person.