PHASE ONE: DAMAGE CONTROL / RELIEF CARE
Many people go to a chiropractor because they are in pain. In this first phase of care, the main goal is to reduce your symptoms. Sometimes this will require frequent, 1-3 visits per week for a short period of time.
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 been around long enough to cause multiple problems.
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.
Remember: at Fresh Start Chiropractic we will explain every step of care as we go. We promise to help you understand where you are starting, what to expect, and we will always try to do it in plain language - we are on the same team!