At Rhino Chiropractic we have for 20 years this February been recommending care plans to patients for their specific health conditions. The age of the patient as well duration of the problem are major factors. A person’s lifestyle and hereditary factors all play an integral roll in determining clinical recommendations. I have found in order to make ligamentous changes in spinal joints and achieving structural spinal correction consistent specific repetitive adjustments must be performed in order to see long lasting results. We have seen this approach to be far more beneficial than just receiving A few adjustments for initial crisis care (pain relief).
There is so much more to Chiropractic care than pain relief or pain management. Though the pain is usually the motivation to initially seek care I highly recommend exploring a great Chiropractor to help you achieve your optimal potential with a properly aligned spine!
* Pain levels
* Level of fitness
* Diet, drug use, alcohol use, etc.
* Prescription pills you are taking
* How long the condition has been there
* Overall deterioration of the spine on X-ray
This is a very generalized statement, BUT: The average responder will begin to get better around the 10-20th visit. REAL healing takes time. There is no way around that.
Best of luck!
That is a hard question to answer depending why you are going. If you are looking for pain relief, you should be able achieve results in 6 to 12 treatments. If you are looking for spinal correction, depending on your spinal health, it could take anywhere from 36 to 48 treatments. There are many forms of chiropractic care so make sure you seek the appropriate one for the outcome you desire.