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If I go to a chiropractor, will I have to keep going back?

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asked Feb 28, 2011 by anonymous
edited Feb 28, 2011 by daniel

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If you are receiving the right kind of chiropractic care you would need to come back much less often.

Under upper cervical chiropractic care, chiropractic adjustments are viewed as corrections instead of a therapy or a treatment. If you receive a correction to your spine, you shouldn't need another correction unless you become subluxated again, meaning you have nerve interference and are in need of another correction. The goal of chiropractic is to keep you free from nerve interference as long as possible since nerve interference causes disease. If you can't remain free of nerve interference for more than three days at a time for a period of three months — a typical care plan at many chiropractic offices — either you are extremely sick or your chiropractor is not giving your spine a proper correction. More than likely it is your chiropractor that is not giving you a proper correction.

Under proper chiropractic care the amount of time between needing to be adjusted should increase after each correction. For people that are very sick, it may take a couple years to reach the point where the time between each correction needed is a year or more. For some people they may hold their adjustment the first time for 6 months to a year or longer. Although the rate at which each person recovers is different, if the body is growing health it will need corrections less and less often.

Therefore if you are getting proper chiropractic care you should not have to keep coming back as often. However, if you never come back, how will you know whether or not you have nerve interference and are in need of a correction unless you visit a chiropractor who can check for nerve interference?

answered Feb 28, 2011 by daniel (2,220 points)
edited Feb 28, 2011 by daniel
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This depends on whether you go to a good chiropractor. Really bad chiropractors damage back muscle that supports the spine and then the adjustments don't hold. That junk weakens your back. Not cool.

Good chiropractors only adjust the neck and you'll have to visit them much less often.
answered Mar 1, 2011 by anonymous