Crisis or Acute Care:
Many people go to a chiropractor because they are in pain. In this first phase of care, the main goal is toreduce your symptoms. Sometimes this will require daily visits, or two to three visits per week for the first month. Usually after one month your body has changed to the next phase of healing.
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.
For injuries, your body immediately starts a healing process that has little to do with pain. The services at Northwood Health Center are based upon assisting the bodies natural healing process to not only decrease your pain but also return your normal functions.