Laying the foundation
Chiropractic care is like building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular 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: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come into our office, the first objective is to help you feel better. Depending on the severity of your problem, it is typical to need care 2-3 times per week for 4-12 weeks.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. It is typical to need care 4-8 times per month for 6-24 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed, it is important to come in for periodic adjustments to avoid problems in the future. Usually, this only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor 1-4 times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.
During your first visit to our Kirkland office, Dr. Victoria Valine will explain to you the science behind our treatments, and how they can help relieve pain from an auto injury like whiplash, chronic low back pain, work injury, headache and pregnancy pain. You will receive a full evaluation from our chiropractor to determine if our whole body care is right for you. If we believe our chiropractic, acupuncture can help you, we will develop a personal treatment plan specifically tailored to your injuries and pain. We will also work with you to develop strategies that can prevent future pain or injuries.
If you have been in an auto accident, Washington state law entitles you to free treatment for injuries, pain and whiplash, including chiropractic, acupuncture and massage therapy. Under state law, no-fault Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance pays for 100% of your treatment bills. Our staff takes care of the paperwork so you can focus on getting healthy.