Chiropractic Care Is the Answer to Your Question
By Donna Stark
Straightforward questions with simple answers. They're always so nice, aren't they? Questions like, "Do you like ice cream?" or "Where do you live?" are perfect examples of what I am talking about. The information is requested, the answer is given, and everyone can go on their way. But not all questions are that easy, are they? Some types of questions need more explanation and clarification in their answer or may require a "wait-and-see" approach before the final response is decided on. That doesn't mean they are bad questions to ask, it just means the answer isn't as simple as naming an ice cream flavor. Chiropractors get these types of questions quite often, and the best example of one is when they are asked, "How often do I need to get adjustments?"
There Is an Answer ... Sort Of
There is an answer to the question of how often you need to get adjusted, and that answer is ... it depends. As you know, there are many different reasons to see a chiropractor and the schedule of treatments can vary widely. Take a look.
Chiropractic Care for Pain
Pain relief is one of the top reasons for people to see their local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic. Whether the pain is from an acute injury or a chronic condition, chiropractic care has been shown to be extremely effective and beneficial. When the patient comes in for the first visit, the chiropractor will perform a complete evaluation to determine the cause and severity of the problem. Serious injuries and long-standing issues may require more frequent visits in the beginning, but once the condition improves, the chiropractor will adjust the treatment plan and those visits will gradually decrease over time.
Some people choose chiropractic care simply to maintain optimal health and wellness. Chiropractic care has been shown to improve the function of the body's major systems, increase athletic and academic performance, encourage better sleep and posture, and decrease the risk of future health complications. Short-term chiropractic care is also extremely beneficial for women during and after pregnancies. These types of visits are often less frequent and may be temporary.
So, What Does All of This Mean?
The goal of chiropractic care is to return your body to a state of optimal health, and once that is accomplished, your chiropractor doesn't expect to see you again. But, if you have further issues down the road or are coming in for a regular maintenance plan, that's a different story because the relationship will obviously continue. The great thing about chiropractic care is that you will always have the final say. You can choose when to come in and you can decide what works best for your body. It's as simple as that.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Houston, Tex.