Most patients who start seeing a chiropractor do so because they are in pain. Chiropractic care is extremely effective for most types of pain.
We need to remember that pain is most likely the last symptom to appear when there is some problem in the body. Once a faulty condition begins within the body, it can often take many months for the symptoms to begin. Once we feel the pain, significant damage to our tissues may have already occurred. Once chiropractic care is initiated, pain is usually the first thing to "disappear". The underlying problem, however, is still present and this is what needs to be corrected in order to bring the patient back to a healthy condition. This is why Chiropractic care is particularly necessary even when pain is no longer present. Chiropractic treats the cause, not the symptoms!
Just like we should keep regular check-ups to keep our teeth healthy, regular spinal check-ups are imperative for maintaining a healthy spine throughout a long life.
There are 24 vertebrae in our spinal column, separated from one another by cartilage "shock absorbers" called discs. When your spine is not properly aligned, the vertebrae can compress the disc between them. This can be caused by a sudden injury such as a fall, a car accident, a sports injury or heavy or repetitive lifting. The injury to the disc doesn't necessarily have to be sudden--daily wear and tear, prolonged sitting, even poor posture can all contribute to disc damage. Disc injury most often occurs in the lower back, but the neck is also often involved. Chiropractic adjustments help realign your spine and help restore the normal joint motion to your spinal vertebrae. Chiropractic can safely manage many disc problems without the use of dangerous drugs, injections or surgery. Why risk the dangerous side-effects of these methods when Chiropractic offers a safe and effective solution to helping spinal disc problems?