Q: I’ve heard that once you start seeing a chiropractor, you have to keep coming back forever.

A: Yes, it is more addictive than crack and once you start it is almost impossible to quit…NO, NO, I’M JUST KIDDING. To the best of my knowledge Chiropractic care has no addictive properties. However, once people realize how much better they feel when their spine is moving properly, they often choose to maintain that with regular chiropractic care. For example, I’ve worked with many people who have suffered from daily headaches. We begin a trial of therapy including physiotherapy to relax their neck muscles, spinal adjusting to improve the motion of their cervical vertebra, and then begin home stretching and exercise programs. Within a couple weeks, most people are feeling much better and realize how lousy they were feeling before. So we keep reducing the frequency of care, down to once per week, then every other week, maybe once per month. Usually we find a frequency that keeps them from experiencing any headaches at all. So, NO, no one in this office is ever under any obligation to continue care, but many people realize that they feel better if they do.

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