FACQ Topic #2: Is Chiropractic Treatment Ongoing?
Welcome back to Frequently Asked Chiropractic Questions! This week’s topic: Is Chiropractic Treatment Ongoing?
Because of the hands-on nature of chiropractic care, you will basically be required to visit the office for a number of visits. To be treated, you need to be in our office. This is different from visiting a medical doctor because usually you go in for your exam and initial visit and your treatment is carried out at your own home. For example, you are prescribed a course of antibiotics for 2 weeks. Essentially, the M.D. is treating you every day for 2 weeks, but you are not required to go in to their office for those treatments.
We as chiropractors must see you in person for your adjustments, therapies, etc. We can provide acute, chronic, and/or preventative care which makes a certain number of visits necessary. Very few people get better after just one visit in any health care setting, and chiropractic treatments are no different. Yes, you may feel relief after your first visit, but we work hard to actually fix the problem. This can take varying amounts of time depending on the mechanism and duration of injury, lifestyle, physical demands of your job, and many other factors.
At AccessHealth, we make sure we give you the tools and resources that you need to get you better, faster. You’ve probably heard the old phrase: “Once you start going to a chiropractor, you’ll have to go the rest of your life.” This is simply untrue. We give our patients a care plan, expect them to follow said care plan and do their exercises, and discharge them from care or refer out as necessary. Yes, we absolutely love wellness care and would be happy to see everyone get regular chiropractic treatment, but when your initial treatment plan is up, what you decide to do is completely up to you.