In general, the first goal of Chiropractic treatment is to decrease any pain and swelling you may have. The next steps usually are to increase your flexibility and then to increase your strength and endurance, depending on your condition. The goal is always to improve your ability to do your daily tasks and activities. As with any exercise, you may have mild soreness or swelling as a result of treatment, and these should be noted by your Chiropractor. Your Doctor will watch your reaction to treatment, and will adjust your treatment as needed. This ongoing assessment and adjustment means that the risk of any injury or complication from Chiropractic Care is very low. In most cases, part of your Chiropractic therapy will be education. Your Doctor may teach you about a proper home exercise program, proper body mechanics, and the use of any special equipment you may need. He or she will then periodically check on how well you are transferring the skills you learn into your daily life. Your Chiropractor will continually reassess your progress toward your treatment goals.