This is one of the most frequent questions we get from people: How often should you see a chiropractor? Below you will find the answer to this and other related questions.
- Why You Should Visit a Chiropractor In The First Place
- Is It Good To See a Chiropractor on a Regularly Basis?
- Can You Go to the Chiropractor Too Much?
- How Often Should You See A Chiropractor?
Why Should You Visit a Chiropractor In The First Place
A lot of people believe that chiropractic can only help with back pain and neck pain. And although those tend to be some of the most common reason people reach out to us, that’s not everything chiropractic can help with.
It’s always a surprise when our patients’ chronic headaches or heart burns go away after being under chiropractic care. Some other common reasons people reach out to us for are knee pain, shoulder pain and scoliosis.
Is Seeing a Chiropractor on a Regularly Basis Good For You?
When we’re asked this, give our opinion using a car analogy with our patients.
Lets assume you have a car that you drive an average of 1.5 hours per day, 5 days a week. To maintain the vihecle in good shape, you put gas every week and you change the oil every 5,000 miles. You also have to rotate the tires and keep the air pressure right, and also check the radiator and break fluids. And there always comes a time when something still goes wrong!
All that maintenance goes into the car that you drive less than 8 hours a week yet we use our bodies 24/7. Non-stop! Getting chiropractic care on a regular basis is the maintenance to your body. At PEAKiropractic we make sure your body is working as it should every time. You can now see how getting chiropractic care on a regular basis is not only necessary, its MANDATORY if you want your body to function at its best!
Can You See the Chiropractor Too Much?
Every person has a different body and lives a different life with different stressors. Going back to the car analogy, the more miles you put on the car, the more frequent the maintenance. The frequency of chiropractic care for an active healthy individual with no symptoms is not much as a person that doesn’t live a healthy lifestyle and has severe back pain.
Although it’s impossible to get too much chiropractic care, a frequency of 3-4 times a week is typical for someone that is in severe pain. For others that don’t have any symptoms, getting chiropractic care once or twice a month is ideal. It’s important to align the treatment with your own goals and improvements.
How Often Should You See A Chiropractor?
Now to answer the initial questions of “How often should you see a chiropractor?”, the answer is: It depends.
As we said earlier, the reason you’re seeking care, your overall health, and your goals should always be in consideration when designing your treatment plan. There is no “one size fits all” treatment plan here. With PEAKiropractic, all our patient have an individual treatment plan that serves their needs.
To better identify what a personal chiropractic treatment plan looks like for you, give us a call. After your first appointment, you and your chiropractor will decide what works best for you to reach your goals. We’re here to provide Precise, Effective, Alternative, Kiropractic.
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