How often should you get a chiropractic adjustment?
How Often are Chiropractic Adjustments Necessary? Chiropractic care is known to help realign the mind, body and spirit so if spiritual pursuits are important to you, then addressing pain, stiffness, and other problems are key. The top three reasons why people visit chiropractors are back and neck pain, headaches, and better sleep, though this type of treatment is also successfully used to treat everything from abnormal blood pressure to stress and even digestive issues.
Those who are interested in trying out chiropractors may wonder how much of their time they will have to give to see measurable improvement. In fact, there is no ‘gold standard’ when it comes either to frequency or length of session, since this very much depends on the type and severity of injury or issue being addressed. There are studies that indicate improvement after a specific frequency, but you should take this guide loosely and follow the guidance of a trusted professional.
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A few benefits of a chiropractic adjustment
Blood Pressure Shifts Almost Immediately
A study by researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center showed that people with a misaligned Atlas vertebra (located in the upper part of the neck) and high blood pressure showed a significant drop in the latter after just one chiropractic adjustment. The decrease, researchers found, was tantamount to that achieved when two blood pressure reduction medications are taken at once. The participants in the study were tested immediately after the alignment and eight weeks down the track.
They found that the reduction in blood pressure remained after all this time, with scientists stating that more research needed to be conducted into the cause and effect between a misaligned Atlas vertebra and high blood pressure.
Neck and Back Pain
If you have a musculoskeletal condition that is causing you neck and back pain, your chiropractor may recommend two to three visits per week, since numerous studies have shown that around two sessions a week over a six-week period can complete a treatment program for back pain. You should ideally leave a few weeks for any chiropractic treatment.
If you will be traveling for work or leisure, stay healthy while on the move by doing your research beforehand. In the same way that you usually prepare for travel by looking at things like recommended vaccinations or health insurance for adventure trips, you should also avoid getting sick or being in pain while you are traveling.
You can do this by researching beforehand into trusted, recommended chiropractors in the area/s you will be visiting.
Chiropractic treatment is usually undertaken alongside other treatments or plans of action that can help restore motion, reduce pain, and prevent further injuries. These can include exercise training, soft tissue therapies (including muscular release techniques), and more. Your chiropractor or doctor may also recommend laser (electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and the like) to approach your problem from a multifaceted perspective. Usually, your condition should improve in between two to six weeks.
Chiropractic care can help you enjoy a more spiritual life by ensuring that mind, body, and spirit are at peace and free of pain. The answer to the questions regarding how often you should have chiropractic care depends on each individual case. Usually, patients have their problem resolved in a time period ranging from a couple of weeks to around six weeks.
Prepare for frequent visits if you have a trip coming up ahead and note that you may be recommended additional treatments, exercises, and programs as a way to speed up recovery.