Thumbs Up to Relief
Acute Care addresses the symptoms. This is the most intense portion of care with the objective to have you feeling better. Your adjustments will be frequent, ranging from multiple times per day, 4 times per week, 3 times per week, etc., varying on your present state. In conjunction with your adjustments, active care may be utilized to engage and re-educate muscle stability. Nerve to muscle memory is influenced by your age, condition and most of all your lifestyle. Acute care is approximately a 3 month duration and time and repetition are essential to your success.
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.
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.