Most people believe that they must experience some level of physical pain before they seek out medical care. And, if the pain persists, individuals usually turn to traditional methods of treatment to alleviate their symptoms. These traditional methods of treatment often rely upon a single examination and a prescription of drug therapy to address a patient's symptoms.
Chiropractic, on the other hand, does not promote the traditional "crisis oriented" methods of treatment. Remember: the concept of chiropractic is not to wait until the body is in pain to seek treatment, but to maintain a level of health and functioning to help prevent these painful symptoms from occurring or re-occurring.
Unlike traditional treatments, chiropractic does not rely on drugs to rid the body of pain. Chiropractic searches for the cause of the pain and then addresses the cause directly. In this way, chiropractic care treats the origin of the pain symptom, rather than the pain itself.