How Many Chiropractic Adjustments Do I Need?

Benefits of Chiropractic CareA question often asked by patients is, ‘How often do I need to come in for an adjustment?

The default answer to this is usually, ‘It depends.’


Well, everyone is different so it really depends on a number of factors: first of all, the reason a person is seeking chiropractic care in the first place. Other factors include the patient’s overall health and their history of illness and injury.

There is a wide spectrum between the smoothie-toting elite athlete and the Big Mac-toting beer belly couch-potato. Nonetheless, most people come in with some sort of complaint such as, ‘I hurt my back’ or, ‘I have a headache’.

After assessing all areas related to the patient’s health, a chiropractic treatment plan is formulated. This again ‘depends’ on the initial complaint, but generally speaking, most problems require a number of treatments over the course of days to weeks.

At the onset of care, the treatment frequency is usually higher, such as every other day or in some acute cases, every day for several days. Treatment progress is monitored on every visit. As the patient begins to improve, the frequency of treatment can be reduced until they reach a point where they feel 100% or they have reached their maximum recovery.

From here, the transition of care may be to a level where we can help ‘maintain’ proper structure and hopefully prevent future injuries.

Very often the patients that come in to get treated for their aches and pains realize the other benefits of chiropractic care and will elect to continue treatment on a regular basis.

Some people come in for care without a complaint per se, but they see the value of chiropractic care as part of their health regime in maintaining good health.

It is important to remember that most problems don’t begin with the onset of pain. Pain is the body’s way of telling us that enough is enough. With the exception of acute injuries, pain is the last thing to show up and the first to leave so it is not the best indicator of functional problems. The key, of course, is to prevent pain and potentially more damage to the body.

Maintenance care may range from once every couple of weeks to once every few months, again, depending on the individual. Of course, lifestyle changes like adequate diet and exercise and proper posture are part of the picture in maintaining or supporting good health.

So to answer the question: ‘How many chiropractic adjustments do I need?’ – Well, it depends.

Healthy Goals

Health Goals Advice Huron Church ChiropractorWe are now well into the New Year. How are you doing with the health goals you made for yourself?

It’s been a tough two months weather-wise in Windsor Essex. The extreme cold and abundance of snow have kept many of us indoors and perhaps more inactive.

It’s a great time to review your overall health goals. Here are some considerations:

  • What has been working for you so far this year?
  • What has been your biggest challenge?

Moving forward, now is the perfect time to recommit to becoming more healthy. Here are some tips:

  • Re-evaluate your goals and be realistic, even small changes can result in big rewards.
  • What is one simple change you can make? Focus on a new healthy goal every week and in no time it will be a habit.
  • Breaking down your goals into smaller, attainable chunks is easier than looking at the big picture.
  • Focus on your accomplishments and if you have a bad day, don’t let it become a bad week or month.
  • Changing up your healthy routines regularly will help you stay motivated.
  • Do something good for yourself, try acupuncture, see your chiropractor or have a massage.

We can help you attain your goals – start today! Please call us for an appointment and discover how we can help you be your best in 2014. 519-258-8544.

Inspiration for Better Wellness

What is wellness?

It is the state or condition of being in good physical and mental health.

Wellness is more than just exercise or proper nutrition, overall wellness can also include:

  • Social wellness
  • Emotional wellness
  • Spiritual wellness
  • Environmental wellness
  • Occupational wellness
  • Intellectual wellness
  • Physical wellness

Here are some famous quotes to inspire your wellness journey.

“A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time – pills or stairs.” Joan Welsh

“Health and cheerfulness naturally beget each other.” Joseph Addison

“My own prescription for health is less paperwork and more running barefoot through the grass.” Terri Guillemets

Wellness inspiration Huron Church Chiropractic

“Live in rooms full of light. Avoid heavy food. Be moderate in the drinking of wine. Take massage, baths, exercise, and gymnastics. Fight insomnia with gentle rocking or the sound of running water. Change surroundings and take long journeys. Strictly avoid frightening ideas. Indulge in cheerful conversation and amusements. Listen to music. ” A. Cornelius Celsus

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” World Health Organization

“If you are able to see the interrelatedness of mind and body, sensitivity towards your body becomes much sharper. Therefore, the maintaining of good health also becomes easier.” Lobsang Tenzin

Health Review

How to be healthier Huron Church Chiropractor Windsor On Anytime is a good time for a review of your overall health.

Here are the actions to take:

  1. List what you do on a daily/weekly/monthly basis to maintain your good health.
  2. List the unhealthy activities you engage in.
  3. Write a plan to eliminate the unhealthy aspects of your life.

The first step will help you feel accomplished by documenting the ways you maintain good health such as by regular exercise.

By writing down the unhealthy activities in the second step, you’re acknowledging that there are areas for improvement.

By making a plan to eliminate the less-than-desirable aspects of your wellbeing, you’re documenting the steps and taking action.

Here are some articles to help you make your goals a reality:

Be sure to hare your plan and your goals with supportive loved ones, so they can help you.

All the best to you!

Why is Good Posture So Important?

Why is Good Posture Important - Windsor Ontario ChiropractorsGood posture means good health. Are you surprised? Remember that our spines are central to our structure. The spine is the ‘relay station’ of our central and peripheral nervous systems.


Good posture distributes the force of gravity through our body, ensuring that no structure is overstressed. Good posture helps our bodies be more resistant to the day to day stressors we experience in life.

Ideal postural alignment balances the distribution of body weight, which enables our muscles and ligaments to perform as designed. Proper posture also allows for improved circulation, digestion, nervous system and organ functioning.

Many conditions occur as a result of our bodies being held in an unnatural position. Problems with back pain, neck and chronic muscle strain can all be reduced by proper posture.

Good posture is essential to good health. When the spine is properly aligned our bodies function as it is meant to. 

If you’re looking to improve your posture, please call us for a postural assessment – 519-258-8544

Understanding Chronic Pain

Understanding and help for chronic pain Windsor OntarioDo you know someone who lives with chronic pain? 

Those suffering from chronic pain can understand that the physical pain they experience is only one element of a veritable cascade, which impacts every single aspect of their life.

First of all, just being in constant pain is tough not just physically, but also emotionally, and depression is a common diagnosis with chronic pain sufferers. Just imagine not knowing if or when the pain will ever subside. Think about starting every day for the rest of your life in terrible pain. Imagine friends, family and co-workers doubting the severity of your condition.

Now imagine being in pain – nighttime is a nightmare! Sleep is difficult, there is no comfortable position, there’s no break from the pain, even at night.

So, the chronic pain sufferer begins another day, tired, exhausted and in pain. They are not as physically active as they once were. They are not able to enjoy the activities they once did. Through this cycle, the chronic pain patient may gain weight, see friends or family less and slowly disassociate more from the world.

Now consider that a comfort to the chronic pain sufferer may be food, alcohol or drugs. These temporary and dangerous distractions may have long-term implications: weight gain, personality change and addiction. These factors may further deteriorate the already strained relationships with friends and family. These factors may further isolate them.

For chronic pain sufferers who have been prescribed pain relief medication, they are just “masking” the actual cause of the pain, and there will still be limitations on their physical abilities and overall quality of life… not to mention the opioid addiction crisis in Ontario and across North America.

The best way to avoid chronic pain and the cascade of associated problems is to be proactive and avoid pain from the start. Stretch, exercise, eat healthily and live a life with balance.

And when in pain, seek help immediately.

When your body is in pain, it’s a sign that “something is not right”. Seek to treat the actual cause of the pain, rather than covering up the painful symptoms up with drugs. When possible, utilize natural treatments to get you back into good health and to help you remain in good health.

Whether you’re in pain or feeling great, we’re here for you. Please call to schedule your appointment: 519-258-8544