2nd Phase: Rehabilitation
For Dr. Drosos, the elimination of symptoms and pain is the easiest part of a person's care. The role of chiropractic isn't just to ''fix'' the symptoms or pain but to find the cause of the condition and to correct it. If the treatment plan stops when the pain stops, the chances of the problem recurring are much greater. In order to prevent a rapid recurrence of symptoms, it is necessary to continue receiving care even though your symptoms are gone. Dr. Drosos will recommend a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs to achieve the best possible results, but the choice is made with you as an active member of your treatment.
During the correction phase, you will not have to receive adjustments as often as you did during the First Stage of Care and, depending on your particular circumstances, you may begin doing exercises and stretches at home to help accelerate your self-healing mechanisms.
Do not be discouraged if you have mild flare-ups in your symptoms every now and then. This is normal. Flare-ups are expected to happen during this phase because your body has not returned to its healthy state yet. Depending on the severity of your injury or condition and how long you have been suffering from it, this phase of your care may last anywhere from a few months to a couple of years. Then, we proceed to the final phase, 3rd Phase: Wellness.