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Thursday, August 14, 2014

How Often Should You See A Chiropractor?

If you've never seen a chiropractor before you may be hesitant to visit one because you don't know how many times you will have to go once you begin care. Maybe you've heard your friends say, "Once you start going you will have to keep going." Or maybe you've heard, "they will want to see you 25 times over the next three weeks and then once a month for the rest of your life."

Every chiropractor is different in how they choose to manage patients. The doctors at Christopher Chiropractic see patients, on average, three to five visits. At Christopher Chiropractic, we strive to get patients well and feeling better as quickly as possible. We aren't going to keep you longer than you need and we promise not to "kick you out" until you are ready to enjoy life at 100%.

When first entering chiropractic care, the amount of times you have to see your doctor will ultimately depend upon your complaints and symptoms. Everyone responds differently to care depending on daily activities, trauma, lifestyle, diet, stress levels, how long an issue has been present, any underlying health condition related or not, etc. So, we say on average three to five visits, some patients go more and some go less depending on the patient, the condition and their current health status.

Upon completion of care we always recommend "maintenance" or wellness care. We make this pressure free recommend this because we know that if your keep your joints moving and in the proper position they are less likely to cause you pain and inhibit function.

Dr. Elizabeth often tells patients to "treat your body like a car." Put good fuel in it and every 3,000 miles get the oil changed. It's not a bad idea to change your oil aka get a spinal check every 3,000 miles to keep your back moving well and to keep issues at bay.

An important concept to keep in mind..."3,000 miles" is different for every patient. An athlete or a construction worker will hit "3000 miles" a lot sooner than a stay at home mom or a secretary. It's not to say that one job can or can't be more strenuous than others. It's just that in all likely hood the more you "drive" your body the more likely you are to need an alignment.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors to "get your oil changed" or to see if we can fix a problem, call us at (606) 549-4811.

Christopher Chiropractic. Feel better. Enjoy life.


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