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What Happens if I Skip a Chiropractic Appointment?

Regularly scheduled chiropractic care is an important part of chiropractic treatment. Chiropractic care is a way of life that focuses on preventing diseases and illnesses, not just masking pain and other symptoms with the use of medication. When spinal bones are misaligned, it can result in vertebral subluxation. If left untreated, these areas of misalignment can trigger a wide range of disorders from pain, to organ dysfunction and long term can even lead to arthritis, which is why regular care is so important.

What if I Miss a Chiropractic Visit?

Inconsistent treatment can spark a wide range of issues from migraine headaches to back pain or carpal tunnel.  Chiropractic care is an all-natural alternative to surgery and drugs, but it also helps prevent disease and injuries. This is because a healthy spine is less susceptible to injury.

Chiropractic care isn’t a cookie-cutter approach to medical care. Every patient receives a tailored care plan with their condition and health goals in mind. Every patient is unique. Patients may have identical symptoms or the same diagnosis, but they will require very different treatment due to pre-existing health conditions, age, and other factors. Typically, the longer someone has lived in pain, dealt with a change in range of motion, or struggled with their condition, the longer it can take to correct it. By missing a chiropractic appointment, you’re doing yourself and body a disservice not taking the necessary steps toward your health goals, and prolonging your recovery.

The Importance of Sticking to Your Chiropractic Treatment Plan

At every chiropractic appointment, you will make progress that builds on that obtained during your previous treatments. Missing routine visits breaks this continuum of care and rhythm in which the body heals. Which also means you’re missing out on the potential benefits of this effective therapeutic treatment. Retraining your ligaments and spinal joints requires consistency, repetition, and regular visits to train your brain and body to respond appropriately.

Consistent chiropractic care is designed to help you feel better. Whether you come in for maintenance/wellness care, you want to manage your chronic pain or loss of function, missing an appointment for therapeutic care will only take you further from your goals.

How Chiropractic Treatment Can Help

Regular care can help patients who are struggling with:

  • Neck pain
  • Low-back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Pregnancy-related discomfort
  • Migraines/headaches
  • Sleep issues
  • Jaw pain
  • Leg pain
  • Wrist pain
  • Joint dysfunction
  • Back pain

Regular visits can also focus on preventative care, which can prevent serious injuries or illnesses in the future. Continued visits and following a treatment plan allows you to enjoy the benefits of this effective, natural approach to health care that can provide reductions in pain, improved range of motion and mobility, and can leave you feeling stronger, and more energized.

Following your treatment goals is so important. Chiropractic adjustments can not only help with reductions in pain, but many patients have reported that they feel treatment helps their bodies stay in optimal condition.

Treatment can also:

  • Improve athletic performance
  • Help you make important nutritional modifications
  • Improve pain caused by work-related injuries
  • Provides reduction in lumbar lordosis pain

Success with chiropractic treatment can depend on your age, condition, frequency of adjustments, and your commitment to treatment. If you decide to cancel on appointment day and miss out on your regular adjustment, you will not meet your health and wellness goals. Your treatment plan is created by our chiropractors with your needs and goals in mind. This includes how often you need chiropractic adjustments or spinal manipulation, treatment time, and other lifestyle changes you can incorporate to manage pain and improve your quality of life. We need your commitment to following your wellness journey so we can help you reach your health goals.

The Chiropractic Lifestyle can Improve Your Everyday Performance

One of the best things about a visit to your chiropractor is that it feels great. At an appointment, you’re in the hands of professionals that know how to manage your pain and will address your concerns. Not only that but the pain relief you’ll experience with treatment will feel phenomenal. Many patients have reported walking out of a chiropractor’s office feeling relaxed, loose, and in a better state of mind than when they arrived.

Contact The Chiropractic Doctors Today

For most people, chiropractic appointments are missed because of busy schedules. However, our chiropractors offer flexible hours that service clients with busy work schedules and even have same day reschedule appointments. Make chiropractic care a regular part of your health routine to enjoy all of the benefits treatment offers. Regular, consistent treatment can help you get back into shape and can help you feel better. Consider the benefits of your treatment, why you sought treatment in the first place, and remember your wellness goals. At The Chiropractic Doctors, we want to help you feel better, which is why consistent treatment is so important. Of course, life happens. If you need to reschedule your appointment, contact our office as soon as possible and one of our friendly staff will help you to find an appointment that works with your busy schedule.

Call our office to book your next appointment, and discover why The Chiropractic Doctors are consistently rated 5 stars by your neighbors!


This article was reviewed and approved by Dr. Matthew Phinney.

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