It’s a scientific fact that the nervous system is the “Master Control” system in the human body. It is also a fact that the body is self-healing and self-regulating. Therefore, if there is any stress or interference to the nervous system, the body cannot heal or regulate as efficiently as it was designed to, and some form of dysfunction will result. This is why regular chiropractic care can keep you functioning at your highest potential.
That is why we believe that everyone should be checked for vertebral subluxations (spinal misalignments causing nerve pressure) on a regular basis.
Many people choose chiropractic care for some form of pain relief. But less than 10% of your nervous system monitors pain and other obvious symptoms. We care for the whole body, and therefore we strive to keep 100% of your nervous system healthy.
Your nerve system constantly monitors physical, chemical and mental stressors, and responds & adapts to those stresses. We call this “Lifestyle Stress”. How we move, how we eat, and how we think greatly affects our health and well-being. Dr. Clark holds a post-graduate certification in Wellness Science. In fact many of his patient’s call him “the Wellness Doctor”.
Dr. Clark has studied and mastered many different chiropractic techniques, but knows that there is not a “one size fits all” or “cookie cutter” approach to health care. He therefore customizes his approach with each patient to ensure that the best individual care for the best outcomes.
Phases of Care:
Building a house can be a metaphor for chiropractic care. First your need a good foundation before you can build the walls. Then you need the walls in place before you can add the roof. Of course you need plumbing and electrical. Then you can do all the finishing touches that make a house a home.
The same is true for chiropractic. Your body needs a certain sequence of events to heal properly and fully. We refer to these phases of care as Relief Care, Corrective/Restorative Care, and ultimately Wellness Care.
Phase 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come to Market Place Chiropractic Wellness Center, our first goal is to help you feel better as quickly as possible. Depending on the severity of your condition, it is typical to require more frequent adjustments, possibly 2-3 times per week for the first few weeks. Most people experience relief within the first few visits.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective phase of care, muscles, ligaments and disks are allowed to heal more completely. This helps prevent further injury and dysfunction. Just like losing weight of getting in better physical shape, this process can take several months as the old unhealthy and abnormal muscle patterns are transformed into healthier muscle patterns. The length of Phase 2 will depend on the severity of your condition and your overall health.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once the body has healed fully, it is important to return periodically for “spinal tune-ups”. These adjustments help to avoid regression of your condition and prevent future problems from occurring. This is analogous to wearing a retainer on your teeth after the braces have been removed. These adjustments become an important part of living a chiropractic wellness lifestyle. Most wellness care patients come in for care once or twice a month, based on the degree of lifestyle stress and individual wellness goals.