“How often should I receive a spinal adjustment?” We are asked this question quite often. And of course, the answer is going to vary depending on a few things. Let’s quickly glance over those variables so you have an idea of what we look at.
First, we want to know what prompted you to visit a chiropractor? Then we check for the pain source, we look at past accidents, surgeries, or any medication currently being taken. Are you here for spinal wellness purposes? Do you have health goals? And are there any challenges preventing you from achieving those health goals? Once we’ve looked into all this background information we then go for X-rays. X-rays allow us to confirm the situation happening, giving us an idea of how bad things are. Once we’ve carefully gone over all these components, we can then get further instruction from the Doctor.
During your visit, the Doctor will sit with you and give you his recommendation as to how often you should come in based on the above information. If you are someone looking solely for wellness care we recommend once a month.
If you came in with a recent injury they might recommend coming as often as 2 to 3 times a week for a few weeks.
If you came in with an ongoing symptom that has been lingering for several months or several years, it’s going to take some time to correct. So, the Doctor might recommend coming more often for a longer period of time; 2 to 3 times a week for a couple of months, and then slowly reducing the number of adjustments as you improve.
So, the best answer to this question is to ask and listen to the recommendations of your Doctor. Each of our Doctors is qualified to help you through whatever your problem might be. The best time to take care of your health is when you still have it!! Don’t wait till your body is screaming in pain and you feel older than you are.