Keep Coming Back for Chiropractic Care
By Kate Gardner
Chiropractic care is growing in the U.S. Chiropractors help an estimated 35 million Americans each year, according to the American Chiropractic Association. Additionally, a Gallup poll found that Americans trust chiropractic care over the common and more invasive alternatives of medication and surgery when it comes to treating back and neck pain. Many say they find some level of relief after only a few visits, but continued chiropractic care can bring even greater benefits.
Why You Should Come Back
Simply put, chiropractic care is about fixing and preventing joint dysfunctions and the pain they cause. But the dysfunctions your chiropractor is treating likely didn't happen overnight. You often seek help when your pain becomes unbearable but that pain in your joints has probably been growing for weeks or months (or even years). Your chiropractor may be able to provide some immediate relief, but long-term change can take awhile.
Chiropractic care at The Joint happens in three stages, each building on the success of the last stage.
Relief - The first stage is relief. At this point, you have come to the chiropractor because something hurts. Your chiropractor will perform adjustments to treat your joint dysfunction, which may provide pain relief while increasing joint mobility and flexibility. This stage of care can require multiple visits per week for a few weeks. Once your joint pain has subsided, you can begin the recovery stage.
Recovery - In the recovery stage, your pain is gone or under control, but there still may be soft tissue or muscle damage that needs some time to heal. In this phase, your chiropractor may recommend you come in once or twice a week.
Wellness - By now, you're likely feeling a lot better! This is the point many people pause their chiropractic care. However, continuing to see your chiropractor during the wellness stage can be very beneficial. Routine care can help identify and treat new sources of pain and keep old sources from returning. You can think of the wellness stage as a long-term commitment to self-care.
Ease of Care
Making time for regular chiropractic care is easy at The Joint Chiropractic. No appointment is necessary and many locations have evening and weekend hours that fit with your busy schedule. Wait times are generally short, giving you just enough time to fill out your paperwork. No referrals are necessary and special plans and pricing may be available to make your chiropractic care more affordable.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Dallas, Tex.