Care plans for each patient are different based on individual needs. In a typical care plan there are three phases: acute, sub-acute, and maintenance. The acute phase is the initial part of your care and may require office visits two to three times a week for the first several weeks to stabilize your condition. Sub-acute care follows acute care and may involve two to four visits per month until your body becomes fully rehabilitated. The maintenance phase follows with visits every one to two months to maintain a healthy, subluxation-free spine and to prevent relapse.