The conditions most commonly seen by chiropractic physicians are headaches, neck pain, back pain, radiating pain into the upper and lower extremities, postural conditions, joint dysfunctions to include spine and extremities, arthritis, fibromyalgia, fatigue and low energy. Many patients have found that they have been helped with menstrual problems, stomach disorders, bowel dysfunction, migraines and stress. Many of these conditions are found to have a neuromusculoskeletal cause. It is very important to receive early treatment for injuries such as slips and falls, athletic or motor vehicle accidents in that much of the healing process occurs in the first few weeks following the injury. Chiropractic care can help direct nature's healing in order to ensure the best chance for a return to normal function. Many injuries are severe and the soft tissues and supporting ligaments are stretched or torn requiring extended treatment programs many times in concert with medical supervision. Patients with permanent damage from injuries often find the best relief with a chiropractic supportive care program. Degenerative disc and joint disease often is painful and debilitating but can still respond to chiropractic management in many cases. Chiropractors promote wellness treatments and many patients enjoy a periodic treatment to maintain good spinal function and to keep the nervous system free from impingement.