Laying the Foundation for Total Health
Chiropractic care is like building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work correctly. When building a house, if you tried to put up your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually collapse. If you tried to put on your roof before the walls were ready, you would run into the same problem. The same is true for your body. Your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully. There are three general phases of chiropractic care:
Phase 1: Initial Intensive Care
Initial care addresses underlying problems leading to an increase in symptoms. Identifying and stabilizing a problem is the goal during your initial phase of care. The adjustments are spaced closer together during this part of your care to interrupt the "unhealthy patterns" that are present and begin to develop new healthy patterns of spinal alignment.
Phase 2: Supportive/Restorative Care
During this phase of care muscle and soft tissue repair are taking place. During this phase of care old patterns are interrupted and new healthy patterns are reinforced thereby helping prevent recurring exacerbations.
Phase 3: Maintenance/Wellness Care
Once your body has reached an optimal level of stability, periodic adjustments to maintain the correction of your spine are recommended. Usually, these visits require less frequent visits and are based on your lifestyle, goals and your body's ability to stay in alignment.
To help reinforce your spinal adjustments to maintain healthy spinal alignment, we teach patients core exercises that can be done at home. These exercises help build on the effectiveness of the adjustments you receive at Albanese Chiropractic to help keep your spine stable and in a healthy position.
Dr. Albanese will offer lifestyle and nutritional advice to help you maintain your wellness. Making changes to your daily routine, such as avoiding certain activities and concentrating on a diet and exercise plan, keeps your health at an optimum.
Our coaching helps you identify habits and activities that could be causing pain, such as improper posture while working at a computer which can cause neck pain or slouching in your favorite recliner leading to back pain. Being mindful of things like this leads to better spinal alignment and thus, less pain.
Nutritional advice focuses on diet and exercise, but also using techniques to achieve better sleep and emotional health.
Postural and Backpack Screenings
Our office offers quick, non-invasive postural and backpack screenings in both our office and at health fairs, community events, and schools. Children carry heavy backpacks and it often leads to an imbalance, creating poor posture with the excess weight on their spines. During our screenings, we offer suggestions to help kids get an early start to good spinal health.
To schedule your first appointment, Call Dr. Albanese at Albanese Chiropractic today
If you are looking for a chiropractor in Glen Allen, look no further than Albanese Chiropractic.
Ready to improve your health? Call Albanese Chiropractic in Glen Allen or visit our New Patient Center to start down the road to a better, healthier you.
Albanese Chiropractic 10120 West Broad Street, suite O Glen Allen, Va 23060 (804) 290-4414