Should You Have Regular Adjustments or Only As Needed?
You’ve had an injury or experienced chronic discomfort or pain. You’ve been treated by a chiropractor, and it’s made a big difference. Your next question—how often and how long should you receive chiropractic care?
The Nature of Your Injury
One of the obvious factors that will determine the frequency and duration of your chiropractic care is the cause and extent of your injury or condition. If an accident results in some misalignment of your spine, there’s a good chance that a few manipulations will bring you back to your pre-accident physical health.
However, some conditions require more long-term care. For example, if you have a congenital misalignment, or one that’s the result of months or years of repetitive stress or motion, it likely will take time to rebuild the muscles that keep your spine properly aligned. In addition, if you have suffered a serious injury, such as whiplash, any spinal adjustments may need to be incremental, and treatment may take months.
For most common back and neck ailments, chiropractic care will produce results in a few sessions. The frequency of your visits will likely depend on the effectiveness of the treatment and the amount of discomfort you are experiencing. Most patients are fine with 1-4 treatments per month, but you may need 2-3 treatments per week during the initial stages.
It’s important to understand that chiropractic care is rarely a “quick fix.” You may feel markedly better after one session, but that may not mean that you’ve healed. You’ll likely discover that, even though you feel better overall, you still carry some of the pain of your injury. That’s why chiropractic care typically involves, at a minimum, 3-4 adjustments spread out over 3-4 weeks.
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