Thumbs Up to Relief
Many people initially go to a Chiropractor because they are experiencing pain. In the first phase of care, Relief Care, Dr. Semlow's main goal is to reduce your symptoms. Sometimes this requires multiple visits per week in the beginning, depending on the severity of your condition.
Most people are under the assumption if they don't feel pain, there is nothing wrong with them, 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 first developing or only after it has become serious? How about heart disease? Sometimes the first indication of heart disease is actually a heart attack. Regardless of whether you are talking about heart disease, cancer, 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.