Eliminating pain is the first step in chiropractic care, but it certainly does not stop there. Most chiropractors consider eliminating pain the easiest part of chiropractic. If a patient stops receiving care just because their pain has stopped, the likelihood of the pain causing condition to recur becomes greater. To prevent recurring conditions, it is important to make regularly scheduled trips to your chiropractor to ensure that the pain causing condition stays gone.
Visits to your chiropractor become less frequent during the correction/restorative phase of care than in the initial phase. In most circumstances, stretches and exercises may be performed at the center or at home to help accelerate the healing process.
It is normal to occasionally experience flare ups of your symptoms, do not let this worry you if it happens. These flare ups, called re-tracing, are bound to occur until the body has been fully healed. This phase can last anywhere from a few months to a few years depending on the severity of your condition and how long you have been suffering from it.