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How Often Should You Visit A Chiropractor?

Have you ever wondered how often you should visit a chiropractor? While there is no one-size-fits-all answer, there are certain factors that can help determine the frequency of your visits.

From pain management to stress relief and more, let’s take a look at what these factors are and how they could influence the number of times you see a chiropractor.

The human body is designed to be healthy. Our nervous system is the primary coordinator of our health and function. So, finding the right frequency to balance the body and remove any interference is key to good posture, feeling great and keeping strong and active.

Pain Management

If your reason for seeing a chiropractor is pain management, you may need to make regular visits depending on the severity of your symptoms. For example, if you have chronic back or neck pain, your chiropractor may recommend weekly or biweekly sessions until the condition improves significantly.

On the other hand, if it’s just occasional aches and pains that can be relieved with one treatment, then more sporadic visits may be all that is necessary.

Stress Relief

If your goal is simply to reduce stress levels and improve overall health, then periodic visits might be enough to keep you feeling good. When dealing with stress-related issues like tension headaches and insomnia, many people find that monthly sessions are enough for maintaining their well-being. 

It’s important to note that even if frequent treatments aren’t necessary for managing your stress levels, it’s still beneficial to check in with your chiropractor periodically. This will help ensure potential problems are addressed before they arise and keep you feeling at your best.

Sports Performance

Regular sessions with a chiropractor may be essential for athletes who want to perform at their best. Depending on the sport or activity being played, there could be specific areas of the body that require attention in order to optimize performance.

In this case, weekly or biweekly appointments would likely be recommended in order to give those areas time to heal properly as well as build strength over time. The appointment recommendations will change throughout the seasonal period for an athlete depending on the amount of stress they are enduring. For example, an athlete during their training season or peak week will likely see their chiropractor more than those in off-season training due to the varying levels of intensity and the need for optimal performance.

Both Shannon and I have personally benefitted from chiropractic care for athletic performance and recovery, myself with Rugby and general strength training and Shannon with horse riding and eventing.

Preventative Care 

Visiting a chiropractor regularly can also help prevent any future conditions before they start. If your goal is maintaining good posture and avoiding injuries, and just generally feeling good within your body, visiting once every 4 or so weeks may be ideal.

This way, any minor issues can be addressed before they become bigger problems requiring frequent visits or other interventions. Remember, health is normal, and your body is designed to feel good.

Lifestyle Changes 

Seeing a chiropractor regularly isn’t enough—you need to make lifestyle changes too! An important part of keeping up with your health is staying active and nourishing your body. Make sure you stretch before exercising and avoid activities that put too much strain on your body.

Additionally, finding the right diet and foods that agree with yourself is key in keeping you fulfilled and fuelled for whatever comes your way.


The frequency of your visits depends on many factors, including what type of care you need and what goals you want to achieve from various treatments.

Ultimately though, it’s up to you and your provider to decide what works best for your individual needs and lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for pain management or sports performance, or enhancement in quality of life –– speaking with a chiropractor about how often they suggest visiting can help ensure optimal results from each treatment session!

So if you resonate with anything in this article, feel free to reach out for a chat or even a helping hand.

Shannon Heard Mchiro DC

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