Phase 3: Strengthening Stage of Care
The patient begins this phase of care when there is a significant reduction in pain in most cases or if there is a continued stabilization of pain in severe chronic cases. The frequency of visits to your chiropractic physician will continue to reduce and rehabilitative exercises will typically increase in this phase. Our goal in this phase is to strengthen the soft tissue structures that surround the affected spinal segments or joints of an extremity. This allows for proper function and stability of the affected joints and helps maintain stability in order to reduce the possibility of re-injury.