No. Some of our patients only use chiropractic for pain relief and so stop care when their pain settles. Others continue care and use chiropractic to help strengthen and balance their spine once their pain settles. Some patients also attend regular wellness visits because they enjoy the feeling they get with chiropractic care and the ongoing benefits they receive from regular spinal adjustments.
Tension or limitation in joint movement can occur before pain is felt. Only 10% of the nervous system registers pain, so pain is often the last indicator of a joint dysfunction. Chiropractors therefore may encourage regular or maintenance adjustments to help improve joint mobility/movement rather than use pain as an indicator.