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How Many Treatments Will It Take To Get Better?

Updated: Dec 21, 2022

Sometimes we have people who come in hoping or wanting that one and done “magic” treatment. Sometimes we get lucky and people get completely better immediately, but unfortunately that is not the case for the majority. The pain may have started overnight, but the actual cause of it usually doesn’t. That means that the area in or an area connected to the painful area probably was lacking either the proper movement or stability for a while before the pain showed up.

While we love to hear that there was improvement after the first visit, seeing significant change usually takes 4-6 visits. Response to treatment depends on many things: how severe is the injury or condition, how long has the pain been around, the age and health of the patient, are they drinking enough water throughout the day, etc.

There is NOT a one-size fits all number of treatments.

Not only does fixing the cause of pain take some time, so does the healing of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, etc in the area of pain.

If we could fix everything in one visit, we would ( we’d just charge a lot more ;) ). Keep in mind that treatment is not only for pain relief, but to treat the root cause as well. Results are not always linear but should trend upward as treatment progresses. Physical change can take some time, but it’s worth the investment.

Have questions on how we can help? Give us a call at (785) 842-7325.


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