Chiropractic Adjustments—One and Done?
Chiropractors—once they get you in, they’ll try to rope you in for life, right?
A good chiropractor will make recommendations based on the treatment that’s best for you. Sometimes the best course of action will require long-term treatment; sometimes one or two visits is enough to correct an issue. It all depends on the goal of your treatment.
There are two basic paths when it comes to chiropractic treatment: acute, short-term treatment and long-term health maintenance and injury prevention.
Think of it like this: You might go to your dentist once or twice for special treatment if you have a cavity. But you also go in once every six months for preventative cleanings and checkups.
Acute, short-term treatment might be called for if you get injured while exercising, moving something heavy, or if you get in a car accident. In this case, short-term care to treat pain and correct any misalignment that might have occurred as a result of the injury may be all that’s necessary for you to return to your normal activities.
Ongoing adjustments and long-term health maintenance, on the other hand, is not in response to a specific incident; rather, it’s a preventative measure. Regular adjustments and manipulations can help prevent injury and promote continued mobility and health in the long term.
Only you can your chiropractor can decide which is the best treatment plan for you. And whether your goal is to recover from an injury or maintain good health and spinal mobility for life, we’re here to help.