Your spine and the muscles that connect to the spine play a significant role in how you feel! Moderate pain is not normal.
A chronic condition is characterized by either persistence over a long period of time or frequent recurrence. This is in contrast to an acute condition, which typically beings quickly and is severe for a short period of time. The way Dr. De Brine treats a chronic condition will aim to fix the problem, not just cover up the symptoms. First, she will begin a relief phase of treatment aimed at alleviating any immediate pain or discomfort. Once she has alleviated this pain and discomfort, she’ll begin the rehabilitative phase of treatment in which she will correct the problems of your Vertebral Subluxation Complex (the collective term for all of your malfunctioning spinal misalignments that cause nerve interference). Although a condition may be chronic, she vows to do her best to improve malfunctions in the spine and more importantly, improve the quality of her patients’ lives. An important part of this phase of treatment is the exercise program specific for a patient’s individual condition. This usually consists of stretching and strengthening exercises based on each examination.
Ideally, Dr. De Brine would like to see patients with chronic conditions continue to the wellness phase of treatment, whereby she could adjust their treatment in accordance with the stresses in their lives to maintain optimal spinal alignment and function, which will support optimal health. Spinal scans, muscle testing, and phase of back rehabilitation will help maximize the body's response to adjustments.
Dr. De Brine and the office staff are always available for any questions or concerns patients may have about their care, so feel free to ask or bring them to our attention. They look forward to beginning your treatment and following your progress as you experience the benefits of chiropractic care. Please call or contact us through the form on this page to schedule an appointment.