Chiropractic Corrective Care

You’ve completed the first phase of your treatment program and you’re feeling better – you’re now ready to begin “Phase 2 – Corrective Care” to address the underlying cause of your problem. Feeling better is an indication that your body is healing and the cause of the pain is being properly addressed, but if the problem is not fully corrected your pain is likely to return.

The goal during phase 2 of your care program is to correct your spinal misalignments (subluxations). A good analogy to this phase of care is wearing braces for misaligned teeth. Braces work by applying pressure in a corrective direction. By consistently tightening the braces, orthodontists are able to keep constant pressure on the teeth until the ligaments are able to hold them in their corrected position.

Since chiropractors are unable to brace the spine and keep constant pressure, it is expected that the vertebrae will pull back out of alignment between visits. For this reason, chiropractors perform a series of manual adjustments to the vertebrae. As muscles and ligaments begin to hold the correct position of the spine, frequency of care is reduced.

In addition to chiropractic spinal adjustments during the corrective phase of care to realign the spine and retrain the ligaments that hold the vertebrae, muscles may need to be strengthened or relaxed and disc bulges or herniation may need to be healed. Many of our patients will receive traction therapy to take pressure off the nerves and discs, while aiding to retrain the ligaments.

If muscles need to be strengthened, we have a National Strength and Conditioning Association certified personal trainer, Paul Dixon, on-staff to help guide you. Together, he and Dr. Berglund will put together a program designed specifically for your needs.

If muscles are in spasm and need to be relaxed, sessions with our board certified massage therapist, Bob Nieto, may be recommended. After close to 30 years in practice, Dr. Berglund has found this combination of chiropractic along with other supportive care to be the ideal approach to helping you restore your health.