Chiropractic patients have identified several benefits from chiropractic care, including:
- Reduced Pain
- Decreased Frequency
- Decreased Severity
- Reduced Disability
- Improved Quality of Life
- Additionally, some patients report improvements in overall wellbeing
Factors Effecting Rate of Response
Some patients experience benefits from chiropractic care quicker than others. There are a number of factors which help a chiropractor to determine speed of response including but not limited to:
- Length of symptoms
- Severity of symptoms
Back and neck pain are the chief complaints for which patients seek chiropractic help. The research about chiropractic care is growing. According to the Annals of Internal Medicine, recent studies show that spinal manipulative therapy performed by a chiropractor, along with exercise, relieve neck pain more effectively than medication.
Furthermore, the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported that an integrated approach to health care — including chiropractic care — results in a 51.8 percent reduction in pharmaceutical costs and 43 percent fewer hospital admissions.
What happens if there is no change?
If symptoms have not changed following four chiropractic treatment sessions, a clinical review would by organised by your chiropractor. Your chiropractor may determine further investigation or referral may be required at this stage.