How Long Can I Expect It to Take Before I Feel Better After Visiting a Chiropractor?

January 2, 2020

When you’re in pain and are exploring various therapeutic treatments, you are probably wondering how long it will take before you start to feel better. This is especially true when you’re suffering from back pain—it can have an effect on your entire body and make it difficult to function on a daily basis. Whereas pain pills are usually very quick to take effect, we naturally expect exercise, physical therapy and chiropractic treatment to take a little (or a lot) longer. You might be surprised, however, to learn that some of the benefits of working with a chiropractor in Naples, FL can be felt in as little as one visit.

Amazingly, about two thirds of our patients report some improvement after the very first chiropractic adjustment. Most of the rest will be in the first one to three weeks, after several more treatments. In the beginning, this improvement may be temporary and will come and go until some long-term “correction” of the underlying pathology occurs. Additionally, most chiropractors will offer choices of whether you can sign up for relief care or correction care. Some will refuse to offer relief only, and some will be incapable of offering correction. At Hiler Chiropractic & Neurology, we offer both in the treatment of the following injuries:

  • Spinal misalignment: If you’re suffering from musculoskeletal pain that’s due to tension and misalignment, you’ll probably start to feel relief immediately, especially if your injury or misalignment is relatively recent. The shorter the amount of time you’ve left your body to adjust to the tension, the faster you’ll heal.
  • Nerve Pain or numbness: Chiropractic treatment can help nerve pain or numbness. The most common cause of nerve pain or numbness is irritation or compression from the spinal column or muscles. Tour chiropractor is trained to locate the exact cause and location of the irritation. With general nerve pain in both legs, feet, arm, or hands it can get complicated but chiropractic, therapy, and often lifestyle modifications can help. You should expect a healing time of four to eight weeks to feel significantly better.
  • Torn ligaments and tendons: Torn ligaments and tendons in the spine take even longer to heal, especially because it’s hard not to use them, even when injured. Healing time for this type of injury takes about six to eight weeks to see improvement.
  • Spinal discs and cartilage: Finally, injuries to your spinal discs and cartilage take the longest to heal—they will take at least three months to heal, and could go on even longer

It’s important that you sit down with your chiropractor and create a treatment plan. Be sure to ask questions about how long your chiropractor expects it will take you to heal.
If you have questions about your specific injury, call Dr. Hiler at 239-330-1000.

Resolve your pain with a chiropractor in Naples, FL

When you want to treat your pain by addressing the root cause, visit Hiler Chiropractic & Neurology. Dr. Hiler is a certified chiropractor specializing in whiplash and spine traumatology, and has served the Naples area for nearly two decades. In addition to chiropractic treatment, we also offer neurology and orthopedic rehabilitation, as well as physical medicine and regenerative medicine services, ensuring a holistic wellness approach that will have a lasting effect. Call us today to schedule your first appointment, and get ready to feel better fast.

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