1. Initial Intensive Care

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Many people go to a chiropractor because they are experiencing health issues. In this first phase of care, the main goal is to reduce nerve irritation, allowing better nervous system function, and a movement back toward health. Sometimes this will require daily visits, or two to three visits per week for a 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 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 may be the first symptom to disappear, even though much of the underlying nerve irritation remains.