The first stage of your care is relief. During this stage our goal is to get you out of pain and to break up the muscle memory that is holding your spine in the wrong position. During this phase of treatment you will generally see your doctor 2 times per week. You can expect to be completely or almost completely out of pain by the end of your relief phase.
This is comparative to the stage in orthodontics that is done before braces such as widening the palate, removing baby teeth that haven’t fallen out, etc. The mouth has been given more space, so it has relief, but there real work to correct the problem hasn’t taken place yet.
Your doctor may recommend vitamins or other supplements that may help with the symptoms you are experiencing. These are specific to your lifestyle and your body’s demands. Adding these supplements provides your body with what it needs to heal.