Seeing a chiropractor regularly has huge benefits for your body and mind. A problem with your spine alignment negatively impacts your entire body and even causes things like chronic headaches. If you struggle with pain, bad joints or if you want to prevent future issues, regularly seeing a chiropractor could be hugely beneficial to you. How often is too often? Let’s talk about how often you should visit your chiropractor. 

Regular Chiropractic Visits

Regular visits to the chiropractor are crucial if you want to keep your body healthy and in harmony. Seeing a chiropractor a few times a month is helpful in maintaining alignment and spinal health. These visits allow your chiropractor to catch irregularities early on, before they turn into larger health problems. A healthy spine means healthy nerves which result in a healthy body and mind. 

If you are seeking preventative chiropractic visits, or need help with minor issues, visiting your chiropractor monthly or bi-monthly should keep you in good condition. There are several factors that affects your need to visit the chiropractor more often:

  • Chronic pain
  • Bad or injured joints
  • Sports injuries
  • Chronic migraines 
  • Car accidents

If you are affected by any of the above issues, you may need to see the chiropractor a few times a week and/or keep up with a few at home exercises.

When You Need Adjustments

Your chiropractor often works with you on a few movements and exercises to do on your own time to ensure healthy joints and muscles between visits. When these exercises aren’t enough, it may be time to make a trip to the professionals.

Even if you only make it to the chiropractor a few times a year, your body is thanking you. Chiropractic care, of course, helps with joint pain, but it also decreases stress, relieves headaches and even boosts your immune system.

If you have never been to a chiropractor but suffer from any of the following issues, it may be time for a visit to see how they help:

  • Bad posture
  • Tingling in the hands and/or feet
  • Pain flare-ups
  • Chronic headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Lower back pain

The chiropractor helps with these issues by performing spinal manipulations and making miniscule adjustments to the alignment of the spine, to help alleviate pain and get everything straightened out. By making a few adjustments, the chiropractor changes the way your body leans, hunches and carries stress. 

Back to our question, how often should you visit the chiropractor? The truth is, it varies from person to person. Your chiropractor needs to assess your problems, talk with you about your goals with your own health, and advise you about how often to visit them. The first step to finding out is making that first visit and feeling first hand just what a chiropractor does for you. 

If you are in the Tulsa area, we would love to have you in for a visit at Marshall Chiropractic.

Dr. Ryan Marshall, DC

Chiropractor/Owner

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