What is the prognosis (outlook) for people who have chiropractic adjustment?

Many people feel almost immediate relief from symptoms after chiropractic treatment.

But the goal of chiropractic care is to restore your health over the long term, rather than to relieve your symptoms over the short term. So a chiropractor will ask how you move throughout the day (standing, sitting, ++walking++) and how you sleep at night.

Learning how to position your body at your desk, when you’re standing and moving, and when you’re in bed — and incorporating stretches into your daily routine — can be invaluable in preventing future problems.

It’s important to inform your primary care physician about any pain you’re experiencing, whether recent or chronic (lasting more than three months). Your primary care doctor can rule out potentially serious problems that need treatment.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 12/04/2018.

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