Great question! The age old adage is that when you start seeing a Chiropractor you will have to keep going. Why? This statement has merit yet without the proper context seems like insanity. Chiropractic is a natural approach to health focusing specifically and solely on the central nerve system (the master control system). Without an optimal functioning central nerve system health itself cannot manifest. All the systems of the human body are controlled, regulated, and coordinated everyday via the central nerve system. SAFE to say that health comes from within the body!
A Chiropractor is a trained professional that utilizes hands-on adjustments. We are the only profession skilled in naturally finding and correcting dysfunction (subluxations) within the central nerve system via adjustments. Now, this does not answer the question how long Chiropractic care lasts, yet it is sufficient to understand our role.
How long Chiropractic care lasts is ultimately up the patient. It’s similar to saying “how long would I like to stay healthy?” Chiropractic care is not an ER visit. While some do utilize Chiropractic in this fashion, you will only ever receive ER (quick fix) results with your care rather than lasting effects. It’s basically saying that only 1 time a month you will eat some sort of vegetable to keep you strong and vibrant. Does it work? It doesn’t cause you any harm. Chiropractic care is a natural, drug-less approach to health and your overall well-being. The care is adapted to each patient and how their body either requires more or less. We have a pharmacy inside us that is absolutely exquisite, it makes the right medicine for the precise time, for the right target organ – with no side effects – Deepak Chopra. The Law of supply and demand.
Think of it this way. When you visit a medical doctor for a symptom you typically receive a medication. Present a symptom and we will present you with a pill. The purpose of the pill is to create a chemical imbalance within the body thus masking the symptom. How long should you be on the pill? Maybe a couple of weeks or until the symptoms resolve. Did your body heal and adapt? NO! So, when the symptoms show up again a week later because you are off the pill you should probably go back on it…and for a longer period of time this round. So, when do we ever truly stop the cascade of events? Why not incorporate a natural, drug less approach to health and your overall well-being. The human body, when it is functioning on all cylinders, will make any chemical that it requires. You only need to stay healthy. How long does Chiropractic care last? You decide. You can make time for wellness or you can make time for sickness later.