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.
Most people assume that if they don't feel any pain, there is nothing wrong with them - that they are healthy. But unfortunately, pain is a very poor indicator of health. Pain and other symptoms frequently only appear after a disease or other condition have 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 the first symptom to disappear, even though much of the underlying condition remains.