How Long Will I Need Chiropractic For?

October 7th, 2019

The answer to this question will differ for every person. A comprehensive assessment from your Chiropractor is required in order to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for you. The amount of time it takes to be symptom free will also depend on a number of factors. Examples of factors that may influence the time taken for symptoms to resolve include:

  • The severity of your condition.
  • The tissue that is damaged – e.g. the tendon of a muscle will be slower to heal than the interior of the muscle due to having a poorer blood supply.
  • The length of time you have had the condition.
  • Age – Generally as you get older, your rate of recovery will decline.
  • Trauma or accidents – past or present.
  • Smoking – Decreases the rate of healing.
  • Nutrition – The healthier your diet, the more fuel there is available for repairing your tissues.
  • Stress – High-stress levels can slow recovery.
  • Posture – Poor postural habits place increased stress on ligaments and muscles and can not only slow recovery, but also can be a major cause of symptoms.
  • Occupation – Your occupation may involve activities that aggravate your condition, e.g. lifting or sitting for extended periods.