Phase 1: Pain Relief Chiropractic Care
Thumbs Up to Pain Relief Chiropractic Care?
Many people, especially during pregnancy, find their way to a chiropractor because they in search of a natural way to take care of a symptom like pain or soreness. While we’re obviously happy that most patients experience relief within a few visits, it really isn’t the focus of what we do.
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? Relying on symptoms to measure the health of your body is not only a silly way to approach your health, in some cases it can be dangerous. Take something as serious as heart disease. Studies show that for half of people, the first symptom of heart disease is a heart attack! Regardless of whether you are talking about cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stress or subluxations, 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.