There are many reasons why someone may seek chiropractic care aside from just back pain. Undergoing upper cervical chiropractic treatment can help people with conditions including digestive orders, TMJ Syndrome, migraines, sciatica, carpal tunnel, diabetes, depression, ADD/ADHD, and much more. Starting upper cervical treatment is often done as a supplemental treatment to other care or as an alternative when regular medicine doesn’t seem to be helping. When our patients first come in, one of the most common questions they ask is “How many corrections I will need until I start feeling better/ Will I need corrections for the rest of my life”.
The easiest way to answer this is to compare upper cervical to going to a dentist for treatment. You don’t have to brush your teeth or floss but you do in order to take care of your teeth. You don’t have to go to the dentist for a cleaning twice a year but you do in order to take care of your teeth. You don’t have to have your cavities filled or have a crown placed but you do in order to take care of your teeth. So, what is so different from taking care of your spine and taking care of your teeth? Not much.
When Will I Start Feeling Better?
Your spine is a vital part of your body and its proper functioning. It needs to be cared for – through regular exercise, eating healthy, using proper posture and lifting techniques, and seeing an upper cervical chiropractor for additional care. Calculating at which visit you are guaranteed results isn’t possible as each person is affected by their pain or illness differently, has different underlaying causes, and recovers from their problems differently.
While you may notice an immediate difference after your first correction, someone else may not feel the results until their third correction. Regardless of when you notice results, your body begins to feel the effects of the correction immediately. When the spine is properly aligned, communication from your central nervous system is no longer facing interference from misaligned vertebrae placing pressure on your nerves, spinal cord, or other parts of your body. Seeking upper cervical care is the first step in your healing process.
Will I Need Chiropractic Corrections For The Rest Of My Life?
It is important to know that you do not have to do anything you do want to do, not for a few months, and not for the rest of your life. It is your life and your choice, however, continuing to receive corrections will be beneficial to the heath of your spine. Stress, poor posture, how long you sit or stand every day, incorrectly lifting things, and old injuries can all contribute to your vertebrae going back out of alignment. Our doctors will only perform a correction if it is absolutely necessary to maintain your health.