Teaming Up for Optimal Health
Dr. Helle Leap regard the elimination of symptoms as the easiest part of a persons care. If all that the chiropractor does is to reduce the pain and stop there, the chances of the condition 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.
During the correction / restorative phase of your care, you will not have to receive adjustments as often as you did during the first phase of care and, depending on your particular circumstances, you may begin doing exercises and stretches either at the center or at home to help accelerate your healing.
Do not be discouraged if you have mild flare-ups in your symptoms on occasion. This is normal. Flare-ups are bound to occur during this phase because your body has not fully healed. 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.
Dr. Helle Leap explains that chiropractic care is very similar to playing the "Jenga" game. When the game pieces are stacked "right" in the beginning of the game, it is a very strong structure, just like the spine is a very strong structure when it is stacked / aligned correctly. As you play the game and remove pieces, the overall structure becomes weaker and weaker. The same happens to the spine; as your vertebras move out of their normal aligned position, often a little at a time, your overall spinal health become a weaker and weaker structure. In the game, we all know what happens when you remove the last piece; the whole tower falls. Well, obviously you won't end up as a "bag of bones" on the floor but the analogy will tell you that many times it is the final vertebra moving out of alignment that made the tower = spine "give out".
Many of our patents don't know what happened and what they did to get in the pain they are in. They just bend over and now they can't straighten up, or they "slept wrong". This actually happened since the spine was a weakned structure to begin with. You just didn't know it.
Dr. Leap is able to look and analyse your X-rays using her advanced digital system. Here she can enlarge the images and make a detailed analysis to see if you have a leg length difference. If in fact you do have one leg longer than the other, then depending on how your spine has reacted to this, Dr. Leap might be able to start you on a corrective heel lift program in order to slowly correct and "close the gap". This is huge since people walking around with one leg longer than the other, will often suffer from episodes of recurring back and hip pain.