How Often Should You See A Chiropractor?
When you first see your chiropractor you may be among the many people who ask, “How often do I need to come?” Often the answer you may want to hear is once. But chiropractic care, like most things that are really good for us, rarely makes a long term difference to your health and wellness after just one visit. One reason for this is that it usually takes years for the problem to develop that motivates someone to first see a chiropractor and it can take many to the chiropractor to correct that problem. One way of looking at it is that it can be like the thousandth straw that breaks the camel’s back, so a problem can build up day after day as you sit hunched over your desk, or bend and twist as you lift, or tense up as you deal with your daily stress, and then one day you bend to tie your shoelaces and all of the sudden something hurts.
There will usually be changes in the way that your supporting muscles in your spine work that build over time until the muscles can’t take anymore and symptoms appear. So seeing your chiropractor can be a little like going to the gym. It takes time, frequency, and follow up.