A common question is how long do I have to keep seeing the chiropractor. In reality there is no right answer to the question because every situation is different. If patient A tweaked her low back picking up a basket of laundry and patient B injured several cervical vertebrae in a car accident, the treatment plans and lengths will be quite different.
The length of time it takes to eliminate your back pain, headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, or whatever is bringing you in also depends on the severity of the problem and your own physical make up. If you are in good physical condition and take care of yourself eg drink plenty of water, stretch and eat healthy foods, you will probably heal a lot faster than someone who doesn’t.
When many people first see a chiropractor, they may need to be checked and adjusted more regularly in the beginning. This is often because issues have compounded and built up over years or decades. Over time and as their nervous system interprets and adapts better to their environment, they can go longer without needing an adjustment.
Benefits of Long-Term Maintenance
When you visit our practice for ongoing chiropractic care, it can actually help you strengthen your problem area to help prevent an injury from reoccurring. Regular adjustments also keep your body balanced and in tune, allowing for better healing and correction of new spinal problems to avoid a relapse.
2. IMPROVED POSTURE
Let’s face it—a lot of us sit for most of our day. You might not notice immediate problems from over-sitting, but down the line your posture could suffer. When your posture is compromised, this can lead to other issues like sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain and more. Get ahead of these issues by opting for chiropractic care before you develop a problem.
3. ENHANCED WELLNESS
Many of our practice members after feeling what constitutes “normal” can tell when they need an adjustment. We can do more than just bring you out of pain—we help our patients continue to live the life they desire without problems through health optimisation. This doesn’t mean we need to see someone for an adjustment every day or even every week—sometimes a once a month “tune up” can be ideal.
I personally get a chiropractic check every 2 weeks-not because I am in any pain but I know it helps my body be more extraordinary. I also get an adjustment during times of additional stress, immune challenges or physical injuries instead of turning first to drugs. This enhances the healing power of the human body.
This approach may or may not be right for you. The great thing is at Chiropractic Balance YOU get to decide how often you come in but life-long chiropractic care is always the better option!