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Best to See Your McHenry Chiropractor As Long As You Need

“Do I have to see my chiropractor forever?” is a common question OrthoIllinois Chiropractic gets when McHenry folks talk about chiropractic. McHenry chiropractic patients are a diverse lot. Some McHenry chiropractic patients come for a specific spinal pain relief issue and quit. Some McHenry chiropractic patients come and go as their back pain or neck pain issue dictates (though following closely the at-home care program that incorporates lifestyle issues, diet, nutrition, and exercise helps keep these issues at bay for many!). Some McHenry chiropractic patients discover that coming for a McHenry chiropractic spinal manipulation visit on a regular basis after pain relief is achieved benefits them: feeling better and keeping that better feeling when prodded to continuing healthy things like exercising, eating right and being adjusted. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic appreciates every McHenry chiropractic patient who trusts their spine’s healing and on-going health to this McHenry chiropractic practice.


Now, just how often a McHenry chiropractic patient can benefit from McHenry chiropractic care visits is a research-documented answer for chronic low back pain patients. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic shares a recent project 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 produced 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) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic uses the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management which has studied and reported about other specific spinal conditions the number of visits and days to maximum improvement. Such evidence permits OrthoIllinois Chiropractic to really help our McHenry back pain patients’ understanding of what to expect with McHenry 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 documented the types of conditions treated, the days, visits and patient outcomes. Overall, 12 visits in 29 days were the mean results for maximum improvement. For specific conditions like spondylolisthesis, disc herniation (even L4 vs L5 disc herniation), sprain/strain, etc., the days and visits differed. There is a difference in treating a disc herniation versus a sprain understandably. One presents a greater challenge to treat  than the other. 91% of patients found 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 cause of spinal pain, a McHenry chiropractic treatment plan can be coordinated for its relief with a recommendation for on-going chiropractic care if that is wanted. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is at your service!

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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 McHenry chiropractic appointment with OrthoIllinois Chiropractic to see how many visits it may take to get you feeling better and to see if you would want to visit your chiropractor forever on an occasional follow-up basis!

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