This is the ‘building’ phase of chiropractic care designed to begin addressing the underlying problem of your condition. Corrective Care begins after Acute Care has been completed. Corrective Care is focused on restoring proper biomechanics, muscle and ligament repair, as well as rehabilitation. Once pain has subsided and mobility has returned, corrective care also focuses repairing damage to the soft connective tissues that may still be lingering. This may include a combination of in-office chiropractic adjustments as well as at-home exercises used to accelerate the healing process.
Once pain has subsided, it is important to resist the temptation to stop care after the first phase, as doing so can increase the chances of relapse. Corrective care helps strengthen the spine and minimizes the factors that contributed to the original condition. Keep in mind that the corrective care phase is often longer than the acute care phase – especially in patients with severe conditions and those who have suffered from injuries for many years.