Thumbs Up to Relief
Many people go to a chiropractor because they are in pain. In this first phase of care, the main goal is to reduce your symptoms. Sometimes this will require two to three visits per week for a short amount of time until your body starts adapting to the positive changes we're making.
Most people are under the assumption that if they don't feel any pain, there is nothing wrong with them. Unfortunately, pain is a very poor indicator of health. In fact, pain and other symptoms frequently only appear after a disease or other condition has become advanced.
For example, consider a cavity in your tooth. Does it hurt when it first develops or only after it has become serious? How about heart disease? Regardless of whether you are talking about cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stress, or problems with the spine and joints, pain is usually the last symptom to arise. When you begin chiropractic care, pain is also the first symptom to disappear. This is why it is important to follow and complete a treatment plan -- to ensure the root of the problem is fully addressed and repaired. Solely chasing pain will not result in long-term relief.