Once your condition has stabilized and your pain is significantly reduced, Dr. Rasmussen can begin to help you correct the condition. You will begin to make changes where the objective is to achieve a lasting correction. Inflammation and muscle spasms that have limited your range of motion or daily activity is no longer present. Limited movement associated with pain, or injury often causes muscles to become imbalanced. Rebalancing those muscles with the use of gentle stretching, specific home exercise and treatment such as massage or active myofascial release techniques may be recommended at this time. Activity and lifestyle modifications such as sitting, sleeping or working postural changes may also be a part of home care. The frequency of your office visits will be reduced at this time as well.
It is important to remember that many of the conditions for which people seek chiropractic care have developed over many years; therefore, correcting these problems is a true rehabilitative process. It helps to understand that it takes time to correct these conditions.