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 daily visits, or two to three visits per week for a time.
Most people are under the assumption that if they don't feel any pain that there is nothing wrong with them. Unfortunately, pain can be a late indicator of underlying disease or dysfunction. 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, pain is usually the last thing to appear. When you begin chiropractic care, pain is also the first symptom to disappear, even though much of the underlying condition may remain. Patients are sometimes frustrated by lack of instant results. It is our goal to assist the body in healing correctly as rapidly as possible. Some patients see dramatic results after only a few visits; however many conditions where chiropractic can be highly effective requires more time. If the underlying condition is not addressed and care is prematurely stopped, the patient may experience relapses or a worsening of the condition. It is important to speak with your chiropractic physician and discuss any concerns of your treatment plan.