Your most pressing Health and Back Pain Questions: How often should I see a Chiropractor?

by Dr. Weisz

 How often should I see a Chiropractor?

 presented by Chicago Chiropractor and Chicago Massage

We asked thousands of people who get our newsletter what their most pressing questions were with health and back pain so in the upcoming weeks we will answer the most common ones.



How Often should I see  a Chiropractor?



The answer is it depends. I will give you a few examples because as you realize everyone is different.


Example #1: I personally get adjustments once every 2-3 weeks. I am not experiencing pain but feel some stiffness building so am proactive because I do not want to get to a point when there is actually pain.


Example #2: We will call this patient “Mary”  for privacy purposes.  Mary has mid back tightness, shoulder tightness and some mid back pain. She has had tightness for many years and the more intense pain would come and go. We also found out she has some gastric reflux that is worse when her back pain comes on.  In her case without going into too much of the health history, Initially  I saw her 2 times the first and second week and when her pain subsided and pushed her treatments to one time per week for several weeks. She comes one time per month now. We  have found that 3-4 weeks is best for her to stay one step ahead of the pain and tightness.



Question:  Do I need to see a Chiropractor Forever?



After patients get the relief they want, many choose to continue with some type of periodic care. These chiropractic “checkups” can help support the final stages of healing and help detect and resolve new problems before they become serious. How long you want to receive chiropractic care is up to you.  It is very similar to getting periodic teeth checkups at the dentist to detect small cavities before they get bigger. Everyone has different goals for care so we work to decrease pain, increase function and mobility, and improve health the best we can.  I get adjustments every 2-3 weeks as that is the point when I feel a bit of stiffness build.


Hope this helps.


Dr. Weisz

“We help many people with Low back pain, neck pain, and headaches.”

Chicago Chiropractor and Chicago Massage in Lakeview

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