How often should a chiropractor adjust you?

Answered by James Kissner

When it comes to how often you should get adjusted by a chiropractor, it really depends on your specific situation and goals. In the beginning of a treatment plan, it’s common to have more frequent adjustments, sometimes even multiple times a week. This is because your body may need more frequent interventions to start the healing process and address any underlying issues.

As you continue with the treatment plan and your body begins to respond and heal, the frequency of adjustments can often be reduced. This is because the adjustments are helping to correct any misalignments and imbalances in your spine and nervous system, allowing your body to function optimally on its own. This is an individualized process, and your chiropractor will monitor your progress and adjust the frequency of your visits accordingly.

Once you have reached a point where you are pain-free and functioning well, you may only need to see your chiropractor once a week or even once every two weeks. This is often referred to as the maintenance phase, where the focus shifts from correcting issues to maintaining your overall health and well-being. During this phase, your chiropractor may perform periodic adjustments to ensure that any minor misalignments are corrected before they become more significant problems.

It’s important to note that everyone is different, and the frequency of adjustments can vary depending on factors such as the severity of your condition, your overall health, and your lifestyle. Some people may need more frequent adjustments due to their occupation or physical activities, while others may require less frequent visits.

Additionally, it’s worth mentioning that chiropractic care is not just about treating pain or specific conditions. Many people choose to see a chiropractor regularly as a preventive measure to maintain their health and well-being. In these cases, getting an adjustment once or twice a month may be sufficient to keep their spine and nervous system in optimal condition.

Ultimately, the frequency of chiropractic adjustments should be determined in consultation with your chiropractor. They will assess your individual needs and goals, and together you can develop a treatment plan that best suits you. Regular communication with your chiropractor is crucial to ensure that your care is tailored to your specific needs and that you are getting the most out of your chiropractic treatments.