Often people visit their chiropractor because they are in pain or suffering with poor health. In this first step, the main goal is to reduce your symptoms. This can require frequent visits, typically daily care for one to four weeks depending on the severity of your condition.
People tend to think they are perfectly healthy if they are not experiencing any pain. 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, a cavity doesn't hurt while it is forming. A cavity causes pain only after it has already formed.
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.