We separate chiropractic treatments into 3 phases:
• The patient will need to have frequent treatments.
• The most corrections will be made in this phase, in order to restore spinal mobility
and nervous system function.
• This is the "fine-tuning-phase", in order to achieve optimal recovery.
• The patient can resume daily life, including sport and work activities.
• The chiropractor will start to extend time between treatments, to create more stability.
• Time between treatments vary per patient, depending on the nature of their complaints, condition and age.
• Maintaining the body correctly will decrease the chance of complaints recurring and the patient maintains optimal freedom of movement.
A chiropractor is able to use many different techniques when treating a patient. The similarity between these techniques is that chiropractors use their hands to make the correction or adjustment. When abnormal spinal or externity joint movement (also called a subluxation) is detected the chiropractor will perform a manipulation or adjustment to the affected area in order to restore normal joint and nerve function.
During this adjustment it's possible for the patient to hear a "popping" sound. This pop is a result of an air bubble forming in the joint, that has been released because of the change of pressure within the joint. With certain techniques used by a chiropractor, you will not hear this popping sound. Chiropractors will adapt their techniques accordingly when treating babies and elderly people.