Upper Cervical Chiropractic Relief: A Journey Through Three Key Phases

Dr. Brett Berner
3 min readJul 26

If you aim to prioritize your long-term health and well-being in the second half of the year, incorporating regular chiropractic adjustments can be a positive stride forward. By consistently visiting your upper cervical chiropractor, you open yourself up to experiencing the three phases of chiropractic relief, enabling you to effectively tackle pain and conquer it.

Dr. Berner consulting with patient

Phase 1: Relief Care

A significant number of individuals seek chiropractic care due to their discomfort. During the initial phase of treatment, the primary objective is to alleviate these symptoms. This may entail frequent visits, even daily, or two to three visits per week for a certain period.

However, many people mistakenly believe that the absence of pain implies good health. Unfortunately, pain is not a reliable indicator of overall well-being. Often, it only becomes evident after a disease or condition has progressed significantly.

Consider the analogy of a cavity in a tooth — it doesn’t cause pain in its early stages but becomes painful when it worsens. Similarly, conditions like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stress, or spinal issues may not manifest pain until they have advanced. Chiropractic care can help address the pain as a first step, even though the underlying condition might still require attention.

Phase 2: Corrective Care

Chiropractors generally consider symptom elimination as the initial step in a person’s care, but it’s not the most crucial part. Simply addressing the pain without further action increases the likelihood of the condition returning. To prevent a rapid recurrence of symptoms, continuous care is essential, even when the symptoms have subsided.

As you progress into the correction/restorative phase of your care, you won’t require adjustments as frequently as in the initial phase. Depending on your specific situation, you might start incorporating exercises and stretches, either at the center or at home, to promote faster healing.

Don’t be disheartened by occasional mild flare-ups in your symptoms during this phase, as it’s a normal part of the healing process. Your body hasn’t fully recovered yet. The…

Dr. Brett Berner

Upper Cervical Chiropractor in Lutz, FL. Schedule a complimentary consultation: text CONSULT to 813-578-5889 or www.foundationschedule.com