Neglect can lead to destruction. If we do not listen to our bodies soon, we will have to pay the price later. Pain and other symptoms are our bodies' way to send us a signal to make a change. Although ailments can be frustrating and interrupt our lives, we must listen and be thankful for the signs our nervous system sends us to make a change. If someone has waited too long to listen to their body's signals, he or she may need restorative care. Chiropractic adjustments correct misalignments within the vertebral column. In many cases, these "subluxations" or misaligned vertebrae have become a pattern. A person, therefore, may need multiple adjustments in a short period of time to break up this bad subluxation habit the body has learned. Although this restorative phase lasts only days to weeks, the frequency of adjustments may be numerous.