Will I have to keep coming back once I start chiropractic?

Is it true that once you start going to a Chiropractor, you have to keep going back?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions of a chiropractor.  Many people will ask, "Once I start being adjusted, will I always need it?"  The easy answer is no, you will not need to keep coming back.  Chiropractic care can be compared to medical care in that if your medical doctor prescribes a medication for you and instructs you to take it 2 times a day for 6 weeks you will understand that if you take it once, your problem  will not magically go away.  The same is true with Chiropractic care. After your consult, history and exam the doctor will recommend a course of treatment. Most likely, one treatment will not cure all that ails you, so the doctor will recommend a certain number of treatments.  As with the medication analogy, once you are done with the prescribed amount you should be able to stop the medication. The same is true with chiropractic care; after you finished the prescribed treatment, you should be done treating for what you originally came in for.

There are some patients that either have very repetitive occupations and therefore choose to come back as they feel necessary or those patients that consistently hurt themselves.  If this is you you, may need to come back more often, but ultimately the decision is yours.