If you’re tired of living with pain, try chiropractic treatment! A doctor of chiropractic can find the cause of your pain, and then give you the right treatment so that your pain disappears! But how often should you see a chiropractor, you ask? Chiropractic care is a prescribed course of treatment determined by the nature of your condition, how long it has been present, and your ultimate goal. Do you want to just get by, or do you want to achieve complete wellness?
So that our patients receive the full benefits of chiropractic care, we recommend the schedule of appointments as outlined below:
- Initial Consultation: The purpose of the initial consultation is to understand your symptoms and find the cause so that treatment will be the most effective, comfortable, and safe for you. To accomplish this, you will be asked for a full medical history, plus you will also be given a thorough examination. It is also possible that x-rays or MRI scans may be necessary.
- Second appointment: After the initial examination, the diagnosis will be discussed with you together with a recommended course of chiropractic care. Be sure to ask any questions so that you gain a good understanding of your problem. This will help ensure longer-lasting effects.
- Follow-up appointments: The number of treatments required depends on the nature of the condition. If you have been suffering for a long period of time, or you are at risk for developing a chronic problem, this will be taken into account as your chiropractor outlines a treatment plan that will provide you the best long-term benefits.
So how often should you see a chiropractor? Just because your pain has gone away doesn’t mean you should stop treatment. The problem could surface again. By staying with a regimen of chiropractic treatments, possibly on a monthly basis, the problem area will stabilize and reoccurrences of the problem can be prevented. Over time, your body can be retrained to move differently to prevent aggravation of the injury. Some patients may experience recovery within 48 hours of treatment, or within a couple of weeks. However, for chronic pain or severe disc injuries, it may take a consistent course of treatments over several weeks or months.
Our chiropractic doctors care about you! Contact the doctors of chiropractic at McKim Chiropractic to find out how you can achieve health and wholeness again. If you’re tired of living in pain, schedule a consultation today! Our licensed and certified staff is happy to help the children of Nampa, ID, and Caldwell, ID, achieve health wholeness.