Do You Have to See the Chiropractor Forever?

This is a common misconception throughout the world today. In reality, this statement should say, “After your first visit, you will want to go to a chiropractor for the rest of your life”.

Most people that have been under consistent chiropractic care will tell you how if they go a while without an adjustment they start to feel it. Ultimately, once under chiropractic care it is up to you whether you continue or not.

It is important to understand every person’s care plan varies from one another. A few factors that can create these differences are; how many injuries someone has, severity of these injuries, health level of the vertebra and disc, and response to care. This means your visits could range anywhere from twice a week to every other week. There are also different levels of care to progress through.

The first stage of care is intensive care to help relieve symptoms. It usually takes about a month to get through this phase. The second level is stability care in order to stabilize and strengthen the spine, lasting around 1-3 months. Next, is corrective care to correct the problem, again taking about 1-3 months. Finally, moving into wellness care which helps maintain all of the corrective care, keep your body in alignment, and achieve optimal health.

How fast a person progresses through different levels of care can be due to age, compliance of at home exercises or care, and how consistently they show up to appointments. It is important that your chiropractor is preforming some kind of analysis to monitor the progression of your care, as well as sitting down and discussing your results with you. These tools to monitor progression can range from a posture scan to X-rays.

At the end of the day, your health is your own journey. Continuing care is always up to the patient. Once you go to a chiropractor, you are not stuck going for life. However, hopefully you will see the value in maintaining a healthy, happy nervous system and spine the rest of your life!

5 replies
  1. Eli Richardson says:

    I’m glad you talked about chiropractic care and how each patient’s treatment is different. Recently, one of my uncles got involved in an accident, and he’s having issues with his recovery. I believe my uncle could benefit from visiting a chiropractor’s office, so I’ll be sure to suggest it and share your article with him. Thanks for the advice on chiropractor care and what could affect your recovery time.

  2. rachel frampton says:

    If I were to address my back pain due to a car accident, I would make sure to look for a chiropractor. Thank you for sharing here as well the importance of opting for experienced service. I also agree with you that intensive care must be needed.

  3. Afton Jackson says:

    I really appreciate you talking about the stages of chiropractic care that you can take. An intensive first few visits followed by regular checkups sounds a lot easier to manage than I initially thought, especially since I have a busy schedule. I’ll free up some time and take a trip to a local chiropractor for sure so they can help me with whatever I need done.

  4. Suzanne says:

    Hi Nikki,
    Absolutely! Visiting a chiropractor is indeed an optional choice. While some individuals find value in seeking chiropractic care for certain conditions or maintaining overall well-being, it ultimately comes down to personal preference. It’s always important to consider your own needs, consult with medical professionals if necessary, and make informed decisions about your healthcare options. Remember, you have the freedom to choose the path that aligns best with your goals and beliefs.


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