Many of us have experienced anything from mild to severe back pain. Sometimes these pains linger for days or weeks; in some cases, the pain never seems to disappear completely. We know there are certain tips we should follow to maintain our back’s integrity and reduce the risk of problems over time. Some of these include being careful with heavy or repetitive lifting, watching our weight, keeping a good posture, getting proper rest, and doing some stretches and exercises. Unfortunately, even if you do everything you can, it may not be enough to keep your back pain at bay.
Chiropractic care can be the answer. However, for those who aren’t familiar with chiropractic care, it may be hard to determine what feels like too much or too little when it comes to appointments with a chiropractor. Clients want to feel like they’re receiving proper care, so they want to go often enough to notice results without feeling like they have to sacrifice too much of their personal time. So how often should you see a chiropractor?
Why Do Chiropractors Want You to Come Back?
The short answer for why chiropractors want you to come back is that the nature of chiropractic care requires a practitioner to administer the treatment. While yes, there are aspects of chiropractic care, such as lifestyle advice that can be done on your own time, many other therapies, including spinal manipulation, require a certified and experienced chiropractor.
You can think of chiropractic care as being somewhat comparable to physical therapy. There are differences between the two, but both require a practitioner for treatment and require repeat visits. In fact, if you’ve been advised to have physical therapy, adding chiropractic care during or after may greatly help you.
How Many Times a Week Can You Go to a Chiropractor?
The best person to inform you on how often you should see a chiropractor is your chiropractor after having been evaluated. Every patient and case is different, so a personal evaluation is essential.
That said, what will likely happen is your chiropractor will want to see you more frequently early on. After your issues with pain and discomfort have been properly addressed, you will need to come in less frequently to perform maintenance to keep the pain away. Keep in mind that chiropractic care can help curtail or eliminate the need for harmful opioids to manage your pain and, as a result, can be both more cost-effective and avoid the side effects of opioids.
Can You See a Chiropractor Too Often?
Of course, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing! All kidding aside, your chiropractor will know best in terms of if you’re seeking chiropractic care too often. However, if you ever feel you’re experiencing pain or soreness as a result of a spinal adjustment that seems to be lingering, reach out to your chiropractor to discuss how best to move forward, as you may want less frequent treatment.
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You should have chiropractic care as often as needed to address your pain and feel comfortable in your day-to-day life. Total Chiropractic Care has more than 25 years of extensive experience in treating injuries and chronic pain through comprehensive care and understands that everyone requires a personalized touch in their care. Schedule your appointment today and take the first step towards a more comfortable life.