While majority of the healthcare practitioners regard a person as “well” when the person is pain free, chiropractors generally look further into the root of the problem: What is causing the pain to occur? Is your spine functioning correctly mechanically? In order to prevent a rapid recurrence of symptoms, it is necessary to continue receiving care even though your symptoms are gone.

During the correction phase of your care, one should expect to receive adjustments less frequent than the first phase. You are also expected to participate into activities such as stretching, home exercises and active posture correcting exercises. This phase in general may last for three to six months.

Remember, recovery is almost never a straight path, and therefore you are expected to experience flare ups during this stage. Just stick with the recommendations your chiropractor gives you and you will quickly be back on track.