Chiropractic care is not a magic pill or a miracle drug. Instead, it
is a cumulative therapy where each session creates changes to enhance the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors use their hands or various other tools such as an activator or drop table to promote healing without the
use of medications or surgery. It usually takes a couple of sessions to make some serious changes although usually after the first session there is some difference felt from when you would have first come in. However trying to be completely pain free in a single visit can be very unrealistic unless you have been seeing chiropractors or other health professionals for maintenance over a period of time.
This is why there are 3 types of care associated with chiropractic care!
Initial Intensive Care
Most patients have musculoskeletal complaints that are causing
them significant discomfort and interfering with their usual way of
life. Therefore, 90% of these patients are in the “Initial Intensive
Care” phase. As chiropractors, we are initially trying to reverse a
pattern of the spine being misaligned to provide quick pain relief.
The problem has probably been there for a significant amount of
time. These patients are generally seen about 2 times a
week to start until the pain level has gone down to a liveable
During the Rehab and Strengthening Care phase the patient feels
considerably better. This phase continues the healing and
creates changes to the spine that will prevent further injury
from happening. Therapies during this phase are
generally changed from acute care to working different muscle
groups, changing bad postures, rehabilitating areas of weakness and
other areas of the musculoskeletal system. These patients are typically seen once a week until satisfactory results are seen by both the chiropractor and
This is the preventative care phase where the chiropractor aims to get the patient feeling their best continuously and consistently. Wellness care
can be anywhere from once a week to once a month. It depends
on various factors such as age, fitness levels, activities performed and overall health goals.
At The Melbourne Chiropractor our goal is to patients restore our patient musculoskeletal systems to where they are able to perform at their best.
If you are someone who is suffering from low back pain and doesn’t know where to start, or wondering what to expect on your first chiropractor visit, our team of chiropractors or remedial massage therapists are more than happy to help you get back on track. You can always contact us or book online @ https://themelbournechiropractor.com.au/book-now