Thumbs Up to Relief
Many people go to a chiropractor because they are in pain, to maintain their spine or to improve their athletic performance. In this first phase of care, the main goal is to reduce your symptoms. This usually requires a series of visits.
This is done by improving your body's spinal bio-mechanics. With improved posture, joint mobility, tissue mobility and muscle coordination, your joints experience less pressure and your muscles/ligaments/tendons experience less tension. This leads to pain relief and quicker healing. The pain relief care plan usually includes chiropractic adjustments, fascial manipulation and home rehabilitative exercises.
Most people are under the assumption that if they don't feel any pain that there is nothing wrong with them - that 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 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 remains.