So you’ve decided to seek chiropractic treatment. Now, what’s next? How often should I have follow up appointments?
There are many reasons to seek out chiropractic treatments ranging from needing a back and neck adjustment to treating a serious condition such as scoliosis or whiplash. Chiropractors can even help with pains such as sciatica, leg pain, herniated discs in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spines, disc bulges and degenerative disc disease.
Whether you have sought out a chiropractor due to an injury or due to a ongoing condition, the next step is an important one.
What does a Chiropractor Treat?
Chiropractic treatment can provide relief from physical pain or discomfort in the back, neck, shoulders, hips and ankles and help you regain participation in daily activities. Chiropractic treatment for Ohio Sports and Spine is a drug-free approach to help you avoid surgery, alleviate pain symptoms and restore optimal health.
What is the follow up plan?
Each patient is different and treatment plans can vary based the type of pain a patient is experiencing. A patient seeking optimal health and wellness can use chiropractic as preventative care. To achieve optimal wellness, a patient will eat nutritious, well balanced meals, exercise regularly and see a chiropractor every 1-2 months for adjustments.
Serious pain requires intensive chiropractic treatment.
The patient who has experienced serious pain has a much different treatment plan that the patient seeking preventative care. If you have a condition or injury causing serious pain, you’ll likely need thorough treatment.
This might entail as many as two or three back adjustments a week, with a gradually decreasing number of weekly visits that could last a year or more. This depends on your condition, how severe your body’s injuries are and your level of pain. It is also important for your chiropractor to adjust to how your body responds to chiropractic treatment.
Do I need a chiropractor?
If you’re feeling great but want to catch minor misalignments before they cause problems, a chiropractic adjustment anywhere from once a month to twice a year is an opportunity. Or, you can make a chiropractic appointment whenever you start to feel some tension or pain.
Ultimately, you — and your chiropractor — decide how often you need an adjustment. By knowing your body and how it responds to adjustments, you can decide what works best for you.
Would you like to make an appointment with one of our chiropractors? Call is at (330) 758-9400 to make an appointment with one of our specialists.