This would depend on the nature of your work. If you are office based you may want to rest for an hour before resuming work. However if you work involves vigorous or strenuous activity it may be better to plan your treatment for the end of the day in order to give the body time to recuperate.
Subsequent visits take approximately 25-30 minutes. Depending on the progress, the initial treatment plan may be revised or updated. Once symptoms improve prevention of future episodes of pain will be focussed on through rehabilitation, home exercises and lifestyle advice.
The time for recovery varies depending on – your age, the problem, the length of time you have had it, your profession, your lifestyle, any other underlying conditions and your own commitment to any advice the chiropractor may recommend. In most cases you will feel a definite change for the better early on in your treatment plan. Most patients do feel an improvement after just one or two treatments, but in general, the longer you’ve had it, the longer it will take to get it sorted. All current research states that chiropractic is exceptionally effective if the condition is treated within the first six weeks of the injury.
Many patients opt for maintenance care once they feel better to keep their spines healthy and to prevent a reoccurrence of a spinal-related problem. Again, the frequency of your maintenance visits will depend on several factors, but most patients come back once a month to once every few months. However long you decide to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you.