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Best to See Your Peoria Chiropractor As Long As You Need

“Do I have to see my chiropractor forever?” is a normal question Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture responds to when Peoria folks talk about chiropractic. Peoria chiropractic patients are a diverse lot. Some Peoria chiropractic patients come for a specific spinal pain relief issue and quit. Some Peoria chiropractic patients come and go as their back pain or neck pain issue requires (though following closely the at-home care program that includes lifestyle issues, diet, nutrition, and exercise helps keep these issues at bay for many!). Some Peoria chiropractic patients find that coming for a Peoria chiropractic spinal manipulation visit on a regular schedule after pain relief is attained benefits them: feeling better and keeping that better feeling when reminded to continuing healthy things like exercising, eating right and being adjusted. Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture is grateful for every Peoria chiropractic patient who entrusts their spine’s healing and on-going health to this Peoria chiropractic practice.


Now, just how frequently a Peoria chiropractic patient can benefit from Peoria chiropractic care visits is a well-researched answer for chronic low back pain patients. Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture shares a new study in which participants with chronic low back pain were treated three times a week for 6 weeks. Some visits were with spinal manipulation; some were with light massage; some not treatment at all. Finally, 12 chiropractic spinal manipulation treatments created the most favorable outcomes for chronic low back pain patients. A year after care, the 18 visits patients showed peak outcomes for disability and pain relief. (1) Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture uses the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management which has studied and reported about other specific spinal issues the number of visits and days to maximum improvement. Such evidence lets Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture to really help our Peoria back pain patients’ understanding of what to expect with Peoria chiropractic care.


The number of visits for low back pain episodes varies often with the underlying cause of the back pain episode. A study from 30 chiropractic clinics’ chiropractic care with flexion distraction (aka Cox Technic) gathered data on 1000 back pain patients. It recorded the types of conditions treated, the days, visits and patient outcomes. Globally35, 12 visits in 29 days were the mean outcomes for maximum improvement. For particular conditions like spondylolisthesis, disc herniation (even L4 vs L5 disc herniation), sprain/strain, etc., the days and visits varied. Treating a disc herniation is quite different from treating a sprain. One presents a greater challenge to treat  than the other. 91% of patients discovered relief of their low back pain and leg pain on average in less than 90 days (when the condition turns "chronic") and 12 visits. (2)

Whatever your underlying condition of spinal pain, a Peoria chiropractic treatment plan can be planned for its relief with a recommendation for on-going chiropractic care if that is wanted. Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture is always ready to help!

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Listen in to this PODCAST about chiropractic care relief of a chronic pain condition with a patient who finds visits to the chiropractor help keep her going.

Schedule a Peoria chiropractic appointment with Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture to figure out just how many visits it will likely take to help you get relief and to consider if you would want to visit your chiropractor forever on a periodic follow-up basis!

It’s up to you and your pain as to how often you see the Peoria chiropractor.
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