Phases of Care

Shields Chiropractic in Saginaw, MI, offers chiropractic services that include three distinct phases of care. Each phase has a particular role in reaching your specific health goals. It’s necessary to complete each phase so that the foundation is laid for the following phases and activities. Keep in mind that we are treating the root cause of your pain so that it truly heals.

Phase 1

Relief Care

If you’re in pain when you come to us, our first priority is to reduce your pain as quickly as possible. Depending on the underlying condition causing your pain, you may require chiropractic care and adjustments 2-3 times per week for 4-12 weeks. Whether the pain is located in your neck, back, or somewhere else, pain relief takes precedence as we initiate your care.

Chiropractic adjustment
Phase 2

Corrective/Restorative Care

This phase consists of corrective and restorative care to bring your body back to 100% functionality. Your muscles and soft tissues are allowed to heal more completely to prevent further injury. You may require chiropractic care or adjustments 4-8 times per month for 6-24 months. The number of treatments and length of time varies depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.

Chiropractic adjustment
Phase 3

Wellness Care

When you enter phase 3, your body has fully healed, and you are no longer experiencing pain. It is important to come back in to see your chiropractor for periodic adjustments. These adjustments can help you avoid future pain or injury. Phase 3 requires brief visits to the office 2-4 times per month, depending upon your lifestyle and goals.

Phase 4

Individualized Care

While each patient will experience all three phases of care, the actual treatment modalities, frequency, and time spent in each phase will vary. We see our patients as individuals, and there is no one-size-fits-all chiropractic care plan. You may see some patients experience back pain relief much faster or slower than others, and this may be due to the underlying cause, overall health, and other individual factors.

Make an Appointment at Shields Chiropractic Today

If you need a chiropractor in Saginaw, MI, or the surrounding areas—including Hemlock, Freeland, St. Charles, Merrill, Midland, Bay City, Breckenridge, or Bridgeport, call Shields Chiropractic at 989-781-7700 or contact us for an appointment today.