In this 200th anniversary year of the birth of Henry David Thoreau, each of us can increase our health and well-being by applying his guidance to our regular exercise activities. Thoreau, one of t ...View Article
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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 daily visits, or two to three visits per week for a time. Manipulative treatment, massage therapy, physical therapy and exercises will be utilized.
Most patients begin to see some relief of pain within their first few visits. Even though pain is usually relieved early, most problems have not yet been corrected. 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.
Our pain relief patients visit us from Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Rolling Meadows, Palatine and Buffalo Grove in Cook County, IL.