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How Often Should You Go To a Chiropractor?

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When it comes to going to the chiropractor, it's not always clear how often you should go. This answer depends on your needs and what your doctor recommends for your specific situation. Luckily, when you work with Flex Chiropractic, we can apply our more than 22 years of experience to help determine what treatment method is right for you. Continue reading to learn more about how often you should go to the chiropractor, and give us a call to schedule an appointment!


Start With a Consultation

Before your chiropractor can give you a definitive answer about how often you should seek treatment, you will first need to start with a consultation. During a chiropractic consultation, your doctor will discuss your pain and what you are trying to achieve with your treatment. They may then take an X-ray or do other tests to better assess your body. From there, they will be able to create a treatment plan based on your body, and that treatment plan may require multiple visits a week or just a few visits a month.




Visits for Acute Pain

 When assessing your body and listening to the type of pain that you experience, your chiropractor will most likely recommend your visits based on the type of pain that you experience.

For example, if you were in a car accident and have acute pain — pain that is caused suddenly by something specific — that is making it difficult for you to sleep or move around, your chiropractor may recommend several visits per week. These multiple visits allow them to effectively treat the areas of concern so that you can heal as quickly as possible.


Visits for Chronic Pain

On the other hand, if you are suffering from a chronic pain issue such as back or neck stiffness and tightness, your chiropractor may recommend just a few visits per month. In some cases, they might even have you come in once every couple of weeks to maintain the progress that has been made so far. This is often an effective solution for individuals looking to avoid pain medication.






When to Visit the Chiropractor

Most people believe that you should only visit the chiropractor for an adjustment when you're feeling pain. However, visiting the chiropractor doesn't always have to be triggered by pain. In fact, many people visit the chiropractor even when they aren't in pain so that they can maintain good spine health, similar to how you go to the doctor every year for a checkup even when you're not sick.






What Are You Waiting For?

If chiropractic care sounds like the right solution for you, Flex Chiropractic in Columbia is the place to go. With more than 22 years of experience, we can provide professional, compassionate care when you need it most. Reach out to our team today to get started!


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