People who do not understand the premise underlying Chiropractic, sometimes criticize us by saying that you "might need to go forever".
If you come in right away when you have been injured, we can treat your acute injury and discharge you. BUT, if you have been suffering a long time with a chronic problem, then you may need to get periodic adjustments to keep your pain at bay, and maintain the health of the associated joints.
Spinal hygeine: I tell my patients that some people say "Chiropractic is great, but you have to keep going", my answer is that "Showers are great, but you have to keep washing".
While this statement comes up frequently when the topic of chiropractic is discussed. It is only partially true. You only have to continue going to the chiropractor as long as you wish to maintain the health of your neuromusculoskeletal system. Going to a chiropractor is much like going to the dentist, exercising at a gym, or eating a healthy diet: As long as you keep it up, you continue to enjoy the benefits.
Many years ago, dentists convinced everyone that the best time to go to the dentist is before your teeth hurt, that routine dental care will help your teeth remain healthy for a long time. The same is true of chiropractic care for your spine. It is important to remember that, just like your teeth, your spine experiences normal wear and tear as you walk, drive, sit, lift, sleep, and bend. Routine chiropractic care can help you feel better, move with more freedom, and stay healthier throughout your lifetime. Although you can enjoy the benefits of chiropractic care even if you receive care for a short time, the real benefits come into play when you make chiropractic care a part of your wellness lifestyle.