Some of you who are reading this may be looking for a chiropractor and some of you may not know what a chiropractic adjustment is. Many of you may have seen stuff on Tik Tok, YouTube, or Instagram and may have some ideas good and bad about what a chiropractic adjustment is? Chiropractic adjustments are a form of manual therapy used by chiropractors to address musculoskeletal problems, such as neck pain, back pain, headaches, pinched nerves and joint dysfunction. During an adjustment, a chiropractor will apply a controlled force to a joint to realign it and improve its mobility.
One question that our patients often have is, "How long does a chiropractic adjustment last?" The answer to this question is it depends on a number of factors, including the severity of the problem being treated, the patient's overall health and lifestyle, and the specific techniques used by the chiropractor.
In general, a chiropractic adjustment can last anywhere from a few days to months, depending on the nature of the problem and the patient's response to treatment. Some patients may experience immediate relief from pain and stiffness after an adjustment, while others may need several treatments before they notice a significant improvement.
There are several factors that can influence the duration of the effects of a chiropractic adjustment, including:
Severity of the problem: The more severe the problem being treated, the more likely it is that the effects of the adjustment will be short-lived. For example, a patient with a herniated disc may experience temporary relief after an adjustment, but may need ongoing treatment to address the underlying problem.
Age and overall health: Older patients and those with chronic health conditions may take longer to heal with a chiropractic adjustment than younger, healthier patients.
Lifestyle factors: Factors such as diet, exercise, and stress levels can all affect the duration of the effects of a chiropractic adjustment. The Healthier someone is the better the adjustment will hold.
Specific techniques used: Different chiropractors may use different techniques to perform adjustments, and some techniques may be more effective than others for certain conditions. The specific technique used may also affect the duration of the effects of the adjustment.
In general, patients who receive regular chiropractic adjustments may suffer less frequent exacerbations of pain, are less likely to be injured and if something happens are more likely to bounce back from injury quicker. By addressing problems early and taking a proactive approach to their health, patients can minimize the need for more frequent adjustments and enjoy improved overall Health and well being.
If you're considering chiropractic care, it's important to find a qualified and experienced chiropractor who can provide you with the personalized care you need. Here at ChiroHabit we tailor the care to the patient and try to use the best possible technique to provide a personalized adjustment to fit your needs. There are many different chiropractic techniques/ adjustments used by chiropractors. For those who may have been adjusted once before and not liked the technique used don’t be afraid to talk to your provider and see if there is a different adjustment/approach that may work for you.
Dr. John Giusti, creating healthy habits at ChiroHabit