Your body’s job is to keep you alive. Period. If you are having aches and pains, it is likely that your body has shifted its healing priorities away from your “moving and lifting” systems to more mission-critical operations. It may be that your body is working so hard on preventing a tumor from developing, it does not care if your low back muscles are out of balance. Your body has its own healing priorities, and you may feel like you’re falling apart, but if you’re still alive, your body is doing its job.
Is the annoying symptom that brought you to the chiropractor a high priority? For you, it may be the highest priority. For your body, it may be priority number two. Often, it takes several days or weeks of chiropractic care to notice a big change in back pain or neck pain, especially if the symptom has been building up over time.
Some people expect that chiropractic can fix a specific problem. Maybe yes, maybe no. The goal of chiropractic care is to maximize the function of your nervous system, to help your body heal and perform as best it can. Someone with back pain will most likely heal faster, and feel better more quickly, than someone with high blood pressure, acid reflux, thyroid disease, and back pain. However, there is great potential for the person with multiple problems to experience multiple improvements in their health! This is something that happens in chiropractors’ offices every day.