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  • Writer's pictureDr. Rory Dopps

Determining the Right Frequency for Chiropractic Visits: How Often Should You See a Chiropractor?

Hello, I'm Dr. Rory Dopps from Dopps Chiropractic in Overland Park, Kansas. A common question that patients ask is how often they should see a chiropractor. The answer depends on various factors, such as the patient's individual needs, the severity of their condition, and their overall health and wellness goals. In this blog, we'll explore these factors to help you determine the right frequency for your chiropractic visits.

  1. Acute pain or injury: If you're experiencing acute pain or have recently sustained an injury, it may be necessary to see a chiropractor more frequently at first. In these cases, the chiropractor will work to alleviate pain and restore function as quickly as possible. You may need to visit multiple times per week initially, gradually reducing the frequency as your condition improves.

  2. Chronic conditions: Patients with chronic conditions, such as ongoing back or neck pain, may benefit from regular chiropractic care to manage their symptoms and maintain their quality of life. In these cases, the frequency of visits may range from once a week to once a month, depending on the severity of the condition and the patient's response to treatment.

  3. Preventative care and wellness: For individuals seeking to maintain optimal spinal health and prevent future issues, periodic chiropractic check-ups can be beneficial. In this scenario, patients may see a chiropractor once every few months or as needed to address any emerging issues.

  4. Personalized treatment plan: The ideal frequency of chiropractic visits will vary from patient to patient. Your chiropractor will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan based on your specific needs, goals, and response to treatment. This plan will guide the recommended frequency of your visits.

It's important to remember that each person's chiropractic care journey is unique, and the right frequency of visits will depend on your individual needs and circumstances. Regular communication with your chiropractor is essential to ensure that your treatment plan remains effective and is adjusted as needed.

If you're interested in exploring chiropractic care for yourself, consider scheduling an appointment with a chiropractor like myself. You can book an appointment online at Also, be sure to visit our nutrition shop on our website for products designed to support your overall health and well-being.

Stay healthy, and remember that consistency is key when it comes to maintaining your spinal health and wellness.


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