Phase 1: Pain Relief
Pain is usually what finally motivates a patient to call us. An appropriate evaluation will reveal if the pain stems from a problem that we can help, and if so, we will typically recommend working in short treatment blocks, assessing for progress at appropriate intervals. Current insurance and research guidelines suggest that pain relief will take on average of 5-10 treatments usually over a 2-3 week period. Because many mechanical pain symptoms become recurrent *, it is important not only to be pain free but to stabilize the condition over time. This is where Phase 2 of care begins.