Thumbs Up to Relief

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. Let our Westwood and West New York chiropractors help you get off of the bench and back in the game!

Chiropractic adjustments will help the body heal more efficiently by decreasing inflammation and blocking pain signals to the brain. Patients will typically require more chiropractic adjustments during this phase due to the prolonged healing time required to heal the ligaments and other soft-tissues that hold the spine in proper alignment.

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.