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In some ways, one could say that chiropractic care is a bit like building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work together correctly. When building a house, if you tried to build your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually may even collapse. If you tried to build your roof before the walls were ready, you would run into the same problem. These concepts apply to your body as well, and chiropractic care addresses many common reasons why people experience pain and other health issues. If something is not right with your body's foundation, than that needs to be addressed before true health can be achieved. With chiropractic care, your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully. There are three general phases of chiropractic care.
If you are in pain when you come into see Dr. Mattern his first objective is to help you reduce pain and start feeling better as soon as possible. That's how he gets his name, "The Ouch Doctor" Most people don't wake up and think "Hey, I feel great, I think I'll call and see if I can get in to see some chiropractor today"! It's human nature, people procrastinate and put taking care of themselves on the back burner. But pain, is a good motivator-when things don't work or it really begins to put a crimp in their day then they finally begin to sit up and take notice.
So, depending on the severity of the underlying condition which is causing your pain or symptom, it is typical for a patient to need chiropractic care 2-3 times in a week. This shouldn't last long and isn't always the case. Within your first three encounters Dr. Mattern usually sees signs of improvement. If not he is typically looking into additional diagnostics and reviewing your case to find out why.
During the corrective phase of chiropractic care, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, which helps prevent further injury or pain. The goal of corrective or restorative chiropractic care is to help bring your body closer to your genetic capacity to express wellness. This is where you will be moving or doing a home exercise or a different movement pattern to Streeeeeetch your physiologic comfort zone and increase your bodies ability to adapt to everyday ergonomic, postural and gravity stressors that tend to wear and tear on the human frame.
Once your body has fully healed and you are no longer experiencing back pain or other pain symptoms, it's a wise option to come in for periodic chiropractic tune-ups to avoid further problems in the future. True, someday, you will die, the idea is to express your God given capacity for wellness and vitality at whatever station in life you happen to be in.
So, in a sense its like this: If you push and push a giant boulder and finally get it rolling, its much easier to give it a shove once in a while to maintain momentum. You don't want it to come to a complete stop and have to grunt, sweat and swear to get it going again!. It's the same way with your health. A push occasionally in the right direction catches little problems and helps "re-set" your nervous system so you can be at your best. A periodic tweak, helps defragment your hard drive and keep you nimble and adaptive to the stress of your day.
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Welcome to Mattern Chiropractic Your West Lafayette Chiropractor For more information or if you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mattern, call (765) 463-7337 today! Dr. James Mattern has served Lafayette, West Lafayette, and the surrounding area out of the same small, friendly office for nearly a quarter-century. He is dedicated to providing effective, common-sense solutions modified to fit your unique needs, whether you are suffering from back pain, neck pain, headaches, or even muscular tightness and tension. You may be searching for pain relief because of an accident, an injury, or a specific condition like chronic back pain or a spinal condition. Even if you just want to improve your overall health, our wellness strategies can help you achieve your goals! Visit our testimonials page to see what our patients are saying about Mattern Chiropractic! During your first visit, Dr. Mattern will explain how chiropractic care works and give you a full evaluation to see if our chiropractic solutions are a good fit to address your needs. If there is a good fit, we can customize a plan of chiropractic care for your condition and health goals. Our personal goal is to get you fixed up as quick as possible and leave you so impressed that you end up telling all your friends and family about us! If you are new to seeing a chiropractor and want to find out more, please email us or call (765) 463-7337 to receive personalized answers to your questions from either Sherry, Becky, or Matthew (Dr. Mattern's talented, hardworking, multitasking receptionists). You can even leave a message to have Dr. Mattern personally return your call or text. We also welcome referrals, so please send our website along to your friends and family! We tell our patients that the best way to express their gratitude is to share us as a resource with others who may still be a little "iffy" when it comes to something new like seeing a chiropractor. If you would like to stay informed about modern chiropractic care or if you want to start receiving free articles about health & wellness news, feel free to subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter, even if you are not a patient. Also be sure to take advantage of the great resources available on our website such as health & wellness articles and community content. "Observational study found that low back pain patients receiving chiropractic care, which typically includes spinal manipulation, are more satisfied than those receiving medical care." -New England Journal of Medicine Dr. James Mattern West Lafayette Chiropractor | Mattern Chiropractic | (765) 463-7337 1231 Cumberland Ave West Lafayette, IN 47906 Share Us With Your Friends & Family! Testimonial I've suffered from migraines my entire life. As I've gotten older they have increased in frequency to about 3 times a week. No pain killers, either over- the-counter or prescribed have ever been able to take away one of my migraines in the same day. But if I visit Dr. Mattern, and he adjust me, my headaches are usually gone within a few hours and they stay gone for quite awhile. Unbelieveable! I would recommend at least trying chiropractic care if you suffer from migraines too.
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