Typically the first response to pain is to take a pain pill like Tylenol or Advil. While this is an understandable response, this hurry to mask our pain symptoms, leads to us ignoring our body's only way of letting us know that something needs attention. For example, a headache is usually an indication of hunger or stress. A sore throat could be telling you that you need to rest your voice. If you mask these pain messages without addressing where they're coming from, you risk worsening the pain in the long run.
Just like you bandage a bleeding cut on your arm, you should treat your pain symptoms with regular chiropractic adjustments. And just like the cut on your arm will heal itself when treated properly, your body can treat the cause of the pain with the help of chiropractic treatment.
Think of your pain as valuable information, and avoid the temptation to mediate it. And relax knowing that your body was made to heal itself. Ultimately, the message of pain is all about healing. You just have to pay attention. Chiropractors asses your pain and adjust your spine accordingly. This gives your body it's best fighting chance to alleviate the cause of the pain as opposed to masking its symptoms.
If you are in pain when you come into our chiropractic office, the first objective is to help you feel better. Depending on the severity of your problem, it is typical to need chiropractic adjustments 2-3 times per week for 4-12 weeks. This is what is called relief care.
Once you feel relief from your pain, we begin to focus on corrective chiropractic care. During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. It is typical to need care 4-8 times per month for 6-24 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.
Once your body has fully healed, it is important to come in for periodic adjustments to avoid problems in the future. Usually, this only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor 1-4 times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.
If you're ready for a permanent pain relief solution, give chiropractic a try by scheduling an appointment with us today.