Relief care is only a start. If all the chiropractor does is reduce the pain and stop there, the underlying cause of your condition will remain, and the symptoms will eventually resurface. It is crucial to continue receiving care even though your symptoms appear to have vanished.
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. Depending on your particular circumstances, you may begin doing exercises and stretches either at the center or at home to help accelerate your healing. The doctors here will send you a list with demonstrations of exercises and stretches specifically tailored to your situation.
Do not be discouraged if you have mild flare-ups on occasion during your treatment plan. This is totally normal. Flare-ups can occur because your body has not fully healed 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.