What everyone wants to see, obviously, is ‘improvement’ in symptoms—something changing that is ‘outside’ their usual range of symptoms.  In addition to feeling ‘less pain’, or being ‘more active before the pain starts’, this can mean ‘sleeping better’, better range of motion, more strength or stability, fewer referred symptoms or headaches…basically any change that is noted during the month after the first treatment is important to bring to our attention.  Most of the new collagen is made during the second two week period after a treatment, so often this is when improvement is noted.  It is not uncommon to hear people report feeling better during the first ten days, then having their ‘usual’ symptoms recur during the fourth week, just before seeing us again.    This pattern also means that the healing system is ‘triggering’.