September 6, 2022
You’re a busy person. You have many obligations vying for your time: work, your kids’ sports practices, errands, household chores. But then, you injure your back! You’ll need to spend time at the chiropractor’s office to get back to normal, but you worry about your schedule. How long does chiropractic treatment take?
In reality, this question consists of two sub-questions: how long is each appointment, and how long will it take to recover from the injury? It’s important that you know what you can expect going into treatment so that you can achieve your goals and alleviate pain. Keep reading to get more specific answers!
How Long Does Each Treatment Session Take?
Unlike some medical procedures, chiropractic care typically doesn’t entail lengthy appointments. Most of the time, a single treatment session lasts for about 20 to 30 minutes, depending on your unique needs. This timeframe includes a chiropractic adjustment, rehabilitation, massage therapy, and more.
Even extremely busy people can fit in 20 to 30 minutes when this visit has such a powerful impact on their ability to move and function. Without this small investment of time, you may be wasting even more of it by being “out of commission” with an injury.
How Long Does Treatment Take in General?
Overall, getting rid of pain usually doesn’t require years of sessions to achieve. In fact, many patients feel significant relief after just one visit and recover within several months with consistent treatment. However, the real trick is not getting you out of pain but keeping the pain away. As a result, you may have more spaced out follow-up appointments to ensure that your spinal alignment and joints are correctly situated in the long term.
In addition, the duration of your treatment will greatly depend on the extent of your pain and the damage done. Basically, the more discomfort you have or the longer you suffer with pain, the longer it is likely to take to resolve it. On the other hand, the sooner you address your injury and the less pain you’re in, the shorter your treatment will be. When you meet with your chiropractor in the beginning, they may be able to give you a general timeline of what you can expect looking forward.
While your back injury will take some time out of your day and involve multiple visits, the reward of lasting pain relief and restored function for everything else in your busy life is well worth it! Don’t put off getting help any longer—contact your chiropractor for an appointment today!
About the Author
With more than 20 years of clinical experience, Dr. Chad Wills has the expertise to handle cases ranging from mild to severe. He is one of only two chiropractors in Lee and Collier county to become certified in Chiropractic Biophysics. If you have back pain and would like to work with Dr. Wills, you can schedule an appointment at Wills Chiropractic by calling the Naples office at 239-331-6060 or visiting our Contact Us page here.
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