An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...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 two to three visits per week for a short time until the acute problems has been addressed. We use orthopedic and neurological indicators with each visit to monitor your progress.
Unfortunately, pain is not the only indicator of health. In fact, pain and other symptoms frequently only appear after a disease or other condition has become advanced. We look for underlying instabilities so the root of your problems can be identified.
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 also be the first symptom to disappear, even though sometimes an underlying condition remains.