How Often Should You Get a Chiropractic Adjustment?

Aches and pains are part of daily life, whether caused by an injury, age, stress or just the usual “wear and tear” that our bodies undergo.

Fortunately, chiropractic treatment has become a common, safe, natural way to remedy that discomfort.

Chiropractors use non-invasive manipulation techniques of the musculoskeletal system to find the cause of the pain. They plan out a solution tailored to your specific needs without resorting to medications or surgery. The most common and basic form of chiropractic treatments are in the form of adjustments.

These are the “cracking” methods of your neck and back, with the goal of aligning your spinal column and manipulating the nervous system to help you move better, relieve pressure points, and eliminate pain.

Additionally, regular adjustments are proven to have many benefits besides pain relief.

When properly adjusted, your body is in better posture, and achieves greater overall balance and strength. Adjustments can improve your range of motion, reduces stress, help treat headaches, and assists your body to function better overall.

How often should you get an adjustment?

The answer to that question depends on the severity and location of your pain and discomfort, and the specific plan that you work out with your chiropractor to address it.

For many patients, one adjustment can bring immediate relief, but for others, it can have a cumulative effect, where routine visits are necessary. If you are just starting a new plan, however, getting ongoing adjustments is common, and they tend to decrease in frequency based on how your body responds.

In other words, how often you are adjusted depends on your comfort level and overall results.

Regardless of your particular treatment, the goal of chiropractic care is always the same: Through the physical manipulation of your spine and joints, your chiropractor will help get to the core of the issue and address it directly so that you can avoid more aggressive treatments like surgery or medicine.

These are just a few guidelines to be aware of if you are considering chiropractic care. For more information or to see if this type of treatment is right for what pains you, visit our website, or call us at 815-380-2180.

Kirkland Family Chiropractic Center

229 First Avenue Suite 2

Rock Falls, IL 61071