So, how many chiropractor's does it take to change a light bulb? The answer, one; but it will take 12 visits.....I know ha ha, that's a funny one. The question is "why" is that funny? Through misinformation some have been told once you start going to the chiropractor, you must always go to the chiropractor. This is just one of many chiropractic myth's.
It's important to understand the different levels of care. I teach there are two different levels of care, and within those levels, different types. The two main levels are preventative care and symptom based care. Preventative care patients seek chiropractic care anywhere from 1 to 3 times a month in order to stay healthy, somewhat like changing the oil or rotating the tires, this is maintenance based care and studies have shown it works. You don't have to have headache's, neck pain, migraine, or muscle spasms in order to seek chiropractic care, it's about taking care of the problem before the problems arise.
Symptom based care is broken down into two types: acute care and chronic care. With acute care, something that causes pain like low back pain, mid back pain, sciatica or something related to an auto accident that has happened within the last 48 hours and must be addressed quickly, that's acute symptom based care. With chronic care, the patients have a long term condition such as arthritis, degenerative disc disease etc. requiring regular chiropractic treatment to address their health care needs.
I'm a chiropractor in Tulsa who believes everyone should get adjusted without question, however the frequency depends on which level of care your current health care needs require. It's not a question of once you go to the chiropractor you'll always need to go, it's more a question about how one prioritizes the care of their body.
I've been a Tulsa chiropractor the last 6 years and it would be my honor to answer any questions you have or serve your health care needs in any way possible.