Hooray to Relief
Many people seek chiropractic care because they are in pain. In this first phase of care, the main goal is to reduce your symptoms. Sometimes this will require daily visits, or two to three visits per week until longer term healing is established.
Most people are under the assumption that if they don’t feel any pain they are healthy. 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 established or even chronic.
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, pain is usually the last thing to appear. When you begin physical therapy, pain is also the first symptom to disappear, even though much of the underlying condition remains.