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The Importance of Follow-up Chiropractic Care

People typically seek Chiropractic Care due to pain or injury. After receiving their first adjustment, many patients feel better almost immediately. This leads to the question, do they need to come back? Chiropractic care is more than just a quick fix. Pain or injury may come about at any time due to spinal misalignment. The actual misalignment and resulting pain/injury doesn’t usually arise overnight though, and it typically won’t be corrected immediately with just one chiropractic adjustment.

Chiropractic care focuses on the central nervous system and the spine. It aims to restore proper spinal health over time, leading to more effective function of the body. The long-term effects of chiropractic care bring about real restoration to your body functions and correction of any issues or problems. It is a long-term and permanent solution rather than a quick fix and short, temporary relief.

In a study led by Mitch Haas, DC, MA (He has been the principal investigator for a number of federally-funded randomized trials, evaluating chiropractic care for low back pain and headaches), researchers found that the more frequently patients were treated in the first few weeks, the faster they got better and the less pain they had.

When the body is able to function as it should, it is better equipped to fight off illness and combat disease so that you can remain at your healthiest. This is the benefit of Chiropractic care that can be achieved through consistent care, and it all begins with your spinal health. You can compare Chiropractic care to going to the gym. If you haven’t gone to the gym in a year and you are out of shape, one day at the gym is not going to bring you back to being in shape. The same thought process can be applied to chiropractic care. If your joints aren’t moving properly one visit to the chiropractor is not going to make you 100%. It takes time. This is why we recommend keeping your follow-up visits after your first examination and adjustment.

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