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Do You Have to See the Chiropractor Forever?

One worry that many patients have before setting foot into a chiropractor’s office is that they’ll be stuck going forever if they start treatment. There is a myth circulating that once you’ve gotten a chiropractic treatment, you always have to do so, or your health will suffer. The truth is that you won’t have to see a chiropractor forever, but you may want to once you see the benefits that can come from regular chiropractic treatment. So let’s dive deeper into this topic.

Stages of Chiropractic Care For Pain

Often, the key reason a person seeks out chiropractic care in the first place is that they are experiencing aches and pains. In this initial stage, the person is looking for pain care relief. Once they’ve passed this initial stage, you’ll move on to stabilize the effect of the treatment. With stabilization care, you’ll be working to strengthen your body through adjustments and exercises to prevent the pain from returning. Finally, the last stage of chiropractic care is to continue seeing a chiropractor for better overall health and wellness rather than to treat any particular condition.

Real Doctor or Not?

Along with the myth that you’ll have to see a chiropractor forever is the myth that chiropractors aren’t real doctors. That’s not the case at all. Did you know that chiropractic schools and medical schools have courses that are almost completely identical? In addition, chiropractic schools require more classroom hours than medical school. They also have to complete a residency just like a medical doctor and take state and national board exams to get their license to practice.

Length of Treatment

As with any medical treatment, there is no easy answer regarding the length of treatment for patients. Some people may get better after only seeing a chiropractor for a few months and stop going because they’ve gotten to the point where the reason why they started going has been resolved. Others may find that their treatment takes longer to get to the point where they are pain-free and want to continue coming after their specific pain treatment is completed.

Another variable when it comes to the length of treatment is you. Your age, health condition, and willingness to participate can impact how long you need to be treated. Participation can be crucial. If you’re not willing to do the stretches and exercises at home that are recommended or do things that you’re not supposed to, you can make your treatment time last longer because you’re not doing what you need to do to heal properly.

The key to remember is that you have a choice when it comes to your treatment. You have a say in your treatments and whether or not you want to continue with them.
Ready to learn more about seeing a chiropractor? Contact our office today to learn more about what we offer and how we can help. We can set up a new patient consultation to discuss your treatment options and your expected length of treatment to help put any fears you may have about being chained to seeing a chiropractor forever.

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  1. Wellbeing365 says
    Oct 13, 2022 at 5:01 AM

    Useful post! It is really helpful. Having the basic information on this topic has helped reduce a lot of stress about actually visiting a chiropractor. I will definitely visit a chiropractor now. Thank you for this blog and keep posting.

  2. Jessie Holloway says
    Nov 08, 2022 at 11:35 PM

    Thanks so much for talking a bit about v and how it works for patients. I've been struggling with back pain for some time and I'm trying to find treatments that might help me with it. I've been looking into finding a chiropractor so I can see if that might help me.

  3. Iris Smith says
    Dec 19, 2022 at 6:05 AM

    I appreciate you mentioning that aches and pains are the primary reason people seek chiropractic treatment in the first place. My grandfather frequently laments having a little back pain. Even though it's only mild, I'll still take him to a chiropractor for therapy.

  4. Afton Jackson says
    Dec 08, 2023 at 5:05 AM

    Going to a chiropractor to see how long my potential treatment could be is a great idea. If I can find one and see what I might need, I can start working on the lifestyle changes that will help me recover from terrible back pain as an aging man. I'll go and consult a local chiropractor so I can get the right advice for what I need.

  5. Mia Evans says
    Dec 08, 2023 at 7:18 AM

    Thanks for helping me understand that there are treatments that may take longer times while some would only require a few visits then they can stop seeing a chiropractor by then. I will share this information with a friend of mine so that she will have an idea of what to expect when finding a chiropractor to get herself treated. The problem she is experiencing is regarding the back pain she has been suffering from the past couple of weeks.

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