Going to the chiropractor is an important part of maintaining good health, but it's important to know how often you should visit. Too much chiropractic care can have serious effects, such as a decrease in range of motion, which can be problematic for those who exercise and need to be flexible. The answer to how often you should go to the chiropractor varies from patient to patient, but generally speaking, weekly or monthly visits may provide the most benefit. I've been seeing a chiropractor for a couple of months and I feel better before the adjustment than after.
Mel, it's possible that the treatment recommendations you're receiving depend on the type of adjustment technique being used. If you haven't already, you may want to consider trying a different type of chiropractic adjustment. I understand your point of view, but there are exceptions when the chiropractor knows what he is doing and can demonstrate the results. Chiropractic adjustments performed correctly and at the right time can help strengthen the support structures of the spine, reduce frequent clicks and contribute to stability.
In addition to chiropractic adjustments, many patients can also benefit from other services offered by their office, such as massages, nutritional counseling and physical therapy. According to the American Chiropractic Association, low back pain affects 31 million Americans at any given time. If you're unsure about your current chiropractor's recommendations, you can always get a second (or third) opinion from another local chiropractor. You can also work to strengthen your immune system through chiropractic adjustments and ancillary treatments to improve your overall health outcomes.
I have been to different chiropractors for the past 8 years and this is the first one that has done more than just adapt to relieve pain.