Yes, it is in the first few weeks of treatment. Most conditions of the spine develop over a long period of time and they require close repetitive treatment in the beginning to be effective. Depending on the severity of a condition treatment programs usually last 12 weeks i.e. 3 x wk. for 4 wks., 2 x wk. for 4 wks., 1 x wk. for 4 wks. After that supportive care is 1 visit every 4-6 weeks. If the patient is progressing faster than expected I will revaluate and reduce the frequency of visits. You must follow the suggested treatment program if you expect to get good results. Some patients will go for 2 or 3 visits and if they are not completely pain free they stop treatment, become disgruntled and say that chiropractic doesn't work. It didn't work because they didn't listen and follow through.
Yours in health,