Many people come to us because they are in pain. In this first phase of care, our main goal is to reduce the symptoms. Sometimes this will require daily visits, or two to three visits per week for a period of time.
If You Don’t Have Pain – It Doesn’t Mean You’re Healthy
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.
We at Spinal Care Clinics will do anything we can to get you as quickly as possible out of pain and towards health.
Teaming Up for Optimal Health
Most chiropractors regard the elimination of symptoms as the easiest part of a person’s care. If all that the chiropractor does is to reduce the pain and stop there, the chances of the back pain, neck pain, headache or any other condition recurring are much greater. We, at Spinal Care Clinics believe that in order to prevent a rapid recurrence of symptoms, it is necessary to continue receiving care even though your symptoms are gone.
Time to Exercise
During the correction or in other words, the restorative phase of your care, you will not have to receive adjustments as often as you did during the first phase of care and, depending on your particular circumstances, you may begin doing exercises and stretches either in the clinic or at home to help accelerate your healing.
Flare-Ups Are Normal During Corrective Care
Do not be discouraged if you have mild flare-ups on occasion. This is normal. Flare-ups are bound to occur during this phase because your body has not fully healed.
Maintenance for Wellness = The Key to Healthy Living
Once your body has fully healed, routine chiropractic care can help ensure that your pain and health issues do not return, and keep your body in optimal condition. Just like continuing an exercise program in the gym and eating well in order to sustain the benefits of exercise and proper diet, it is necessary to continue your chiropractic care to ensure the health of all your body systems.
Why to Visit My Chiropractor If I don’t Have Pain?
When you make routine chiropractic care a part of your lifestyle, you avoid many of the aches and pains that so many people suffer from. Your joints will last longer and you will be able to engage the activities you love.
We’ll design a convenient and affordable maintenance program for you. Just give us a call to find out more.