How regularly should you visit a chiropractor?

Anyone suffering from symptoms such as joint stiffness, hip pain, lower back pain or shoulder pain is likely to benefit from visiting a chiropractor. As well as offering a natural and safe alternative to over-the-counter painkillers, there is no limit to how many chiropractic appointments you can attend.

In this way, there is no one-size-fits-all method when it comes to booking time with a chiropractor. Whilst some people may only wish to visit a chiropractor when they are experiencing debilitating pain, others may wish to undergo adjustments on a regular basis as a means to maintain a strong body and mind.

Start off with a consultation and evaluation

Booking in for a consultation and evaluation session with your chiropractic provider is a good place to start if you are unsure how often you should go in for treatment. Indeed, your chiropractor will be able to make recommendations about how often to visit and draw up a treatment plan according to the severity of your condition and how much it is impacting your ability to conduct everyday tasks.

For example, if you are recovering from a serious injury or have a history of chronic joint pain, your chiropractor is likely to recommend as many as three appointments per week. This can be gradually lessened if your condition starts to improve.

If you only suffer from minor stiffness and pain, it may be recommended that you book in one session per week to try and aid healing and recovery.

For those hoping to visit a chiropractor as a method of healthcare maintenance, a monthly visit may be more appropriate.

Remember that your treatment plan is personal to you

Ultimately, the number of times you visit a chiropractor should depend on your own health goals and lifestyle. Whilst your chiropractor may recommend certain treatment options, it is always worth having a discussion with them about your needs and any worries you may have. Remember that your relationship with your chiropractor is a two-way system, and most will go out of their way to ensure that you undergo a treatment plan that works for you.

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