This depends on your problem and your body’s needs. Long-standing or neglected problems often require ongoing care to restore and maintain good spinal health. You wouldn’t expect just one of the many pills of a prescription to provide a cure. Similarly, you shouldn’t expect only one adjustment to heal you. Healing often takes time.
Some patients seek chiropractic care only when pain is unbearable. This “crisis” approach can be time-consuming, costly, and uncomfortable. Most patients find that best results come from an individual care program and periodic chiropractic checkups.
Discuss your expectations for care with your doctor and ask questions about how you can optimize your spinal health. Your course of treatment is ultimately your decision.