Question by Laura: How long until my neck pain goes away while seeing a chiropractor?
I’ve been going to a chiropractor for 9 weeks now, going twice a week. I started out with severe neck and shoulder pain. The pain has decreased drastically, but still have some pain. My mid back is extremely tight and not adjusting when I go. My dr. says neck and shoulder pain take longer to fix, but how long will I continue to have pain?
Ooops, I just read that says 9 weeks, I meant to type 3 weeks.
Answer by MeMa
I’ve worked in the chiropractic field for 10+ years.
You should ask him if he’s in favor of placing a hot pack on your mid back for 10+ minutes before he adjusts you. This will help relax your mid back muscles and he should be able to get some movement.
As for how long it will take to “fix” – each patient is different as is each injury. But be prepared to continue with a “maintenance program” even after the pain goes away. Most Chiropractors like to keep you under their care for a minimum of 12 months.
I wish you a speedy recovery soon!
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