Thumbs Up to Relief
People go to a chiropractor for a wide variety of reasons. Sometimes they are looking for health support, other times they're pregnant and wanting to have a good pregnancy and birth. Parents my take their children to a chiropractor after an especially difficult birth process or for particular symptoms they're exhibiting. In this first phase of care, the main goal is to improve function and reduce any symptoms that are manifesting. 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, 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.