Westport Chiropractor | Westport chiropractic care | CT | How Many Treatments Are Usual?

Westport Disc and Laser 

at Westport Chiropractic and Acupuncture

203 - 227 - 4474
256 Post Road East
Westport, CT 06880

Serving Fairfield County since 1985 with Non-Surgical Treatm
ents for Advanced and Chronic Conditions 


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How Many Treatments Are Usual?

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We start with one treatment, to see if this approach is right for you. We will then do two more treatments. At that point, we have a good idea as to what the prognosis may be, and how many further treatments will be required.

The number of treatments vary with different conditions and individuals. Chronic problems generally require more treatment than acute ones. Some patients notice an immediate improvement after the first treatment, whereas others may not notice any effect until the seventh or eighth visit. It’s been shown that a certain percentage of patients receive maximum benefit up to three months following a course of therapy.

A small number of patients will experience a worsening of symptoms, as the body’s energies are returning to normal. This is expected, and no need for alarm.  It is followed by rapid improvement.

Researchers internationally agree the usual number of treatments is between eight and sixteen, with twelve being the most common. The usual frequency is between two and four times a week.

Patients are urged not to enter an acupuncture program with the thought of “taking a few” to see what will happen. This would be comparable for a physician to recommend a two hour operation for a person, and say they will try for forty-five minutes of it to see how it well it goes.

Patients are encouraged to be patient with the healing process. If the treatments are recommended and results occur in just five visits, the doctor may elect to discontinue treatments, or continue their use to stabilize the condition.

Westport Chiropractor | How Many Treatments Are Usual?. Dr. Patrick Guerin is a Westport Chiropractor.