Because chiropractic treatments follow your body’s own natural healing process, you may require several follow-up visits. Chiropractic treatments are not a “quick fix,” although there are times when a few adjustments are all that is necessary to make you feel better. A good chiropractor will speak to you at every visit to determine if the treatment plan you discussed in your first few visits is helping. The chiropractor will adjust the treatment plan, as needed, if he or she feels it is necessary.
If the chiropractor has given you at-home exercises, follow through and do them. Our bodies have a natural tendency to fall back into old patterns, so at-home exercises ensure that the work the chiropractor has done to help you, is not lost. Make sure that at-home exercises are combined with a good diet, a regular exercise routine, (if allowed), and rest.
Follow your chiropractor’s advice because both you and your chiropractor have one mutual goal—to help you heal as quickly and as effectively as possible. Continue to visit your chiropractor even after your treatment is over. Regular adjustments strengthen your immune system, keep you flexible and less prone to injury, and help you sleep better.