How often should patients see a chiropractor?


When you’ve been in an accident or developed a new condition, you just want to get back to life as you knew it before. But just how long will that take? And will I need to accept a “new normal?” Another question patients often ask is how often they should see a chiropractor.

Every patient is different.

No one can know until a doctor examines you. Your chiropractor will partner with you to set goals and then recommend a treatment plan. The frequency will change once goals are reached. If you don’t agree with the plan, get a second opinion.

A medical doctor may sometimes prescribe medication to be taken at home repeatedly over several days. So it makes senses that a chiropractor’s hands-on technique requires more than one visit.

A chiropractor may provide acute, chronic and/or preventive care.

Doctors of chiropractic (DCs) perform highly skilled manipulations or adjustments, often to reduce joint inflammation and pain. Painful conditions often impact the nervous system. This can cause referred pain and dysfunction in another part of the body.

Chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is a manual procedure that manipulates joints of the body, typically the spine, in order to restore or enhance joint function. This often reduces joint inflammation and pain. Body structure affects overall function.

So chiropractors also counsel patients on diet, nutrition, exercise and healthy habits.

Robert W. Ferguson, D.C., F.I.A.M.A., state-licensed chiropractor and acupuncturist, sees patients at 2250 W. 86th Street, Ste. 100, on the north side of Indianapolis by Le Peep restaurant. Just look for the orange sign.

Chiropractic Rehabilitation & Acupuncture now accepts Healthy Indiana Plan for chiropractic services, and most insurance for chiropractic therapy and acupuncture.


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