How Long will it Take?

The only sure way to determine how long your treatment will take is to schedule a consultation and/or examination. While treatment lengths vary somewhat from person to person and from condition to condition, there are a few rules of thumb you can follow.

First, newer injuries, if treated appropriately and immediately, tend to respond to fewer visits assuming that major tissue injury has not occurred. Conditions that have been present for greater than 3 months and recurring conditions are generally more stubborn and difficult to manage. Our doctors believe that a patient should notice a significant improvement after eight to twelve visits.

If little or no improvement is seen within that time frame, we will reassess your complaint and most likely provide a recommendation or referral for other treatment. In most cases, it is most effective for a patient to receive treatment more frequently in the early stages of care. We may recommend that you be seen two or three times per week for the first two to four weeks depending on your individual case.

For those of you who believe in just waiting for the problem to "go away" on its own - understand that the longer your condition has been around, the more treatments it will eventually require to resolve.


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