Common Chiropractic Setting Frequencies To get the maximum benefit, most types of injury and pain require between four and twelve sessions. Ongoing maintenance is applied to prevent pain from recurring and to prevent additional injuries from forming due to a malposition of the spine. The general rule in chiropractic treatment is to perform 1 to 4 weeks of treatment at 2-3 visits per week and then determine how the condition responds. It is recommended that treatment frequency be reduced as patients see improvements.
One of the most misunderstood realities with the chiropractic method is the number of follow-up sessions required after an initial adjustment. While each patient needs a different standard of care, there are some general rules that chiropractors can follow to inform the way they plan and arrange follow-up visits. The frequency of visits to the chiropractor depends on your specific needs. For some people, weekly sessions are most beneficial.
For others, bimonthly consultations will work just as well. You need to incorporate other routines to get the most benefit. A larger, higher quality paper (328 patients) published just this year found that patients who underwent chiropractic maintenance treatment had 13 days less bothersome back pain than in the control group. Chiropractic BioPhysics is a chiropractic method that you can use in your practice to improve patient outcomes.
When working with patients who are resistant to the idea of multiple appointments, remember to view chiropractic as a holistic approach that requires time, patience, and energy.