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Long Term Chiropractic Care

Long-Term Chiropractic Care at Our Manhattan KS Clinic

When you imagine chiropractic treatment, you may envision a patient going in for a one-time correction to a neck, back, or extremity misalignment. But while even a single session of chiropractic adjustment can indeed do a world of good for acute alignment issues or injuries, long-term chiropractic care can even an even broader range of benefits.

Many of our patients seek, not just a one-time fix, but a lifetime of wellness -- and we're more than happy to oblige. Here at Nichols Chiropractic in Manhattan KS, we can provide you and your loved ones with long-term strategies for maintaining optimal health, comfort, and function.

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Short-Term Treatment vs. Long-Term Treatment

How do we define short-term and long-term chiropractic care? A short-term treatment plan may consist of just a few sessions over a period lasting up to 3 weeks total. Long-term chiropractic care is generally considered to be any plan that continues for 4 weeks or longer. The attractiveness of short-term chiropractic care is obvious enough if it allows you to resolve a painful musculoskeletal problem quickly and efficiently with a few office visits as possible.

But short-term chiropractic care may not be sufficient to provide long-term results. For example, if a joint has fallen out of alignment because it is unstable, or because muscles and connective tissues have gradually pulled it out of position, multiple adjustments may be needed over an extended period of time to reinforce the corrections we're making. This process establishes the "new normal" for that part of the body so the misalignment won't keep reoccurring. Other techniques such as massage therapy, ART, and iTrac therapy may also be prescribed as parts of your treatment plan.

Long-Term Chiropractic Care Scenarios

Long-term chiropractic care can prove invaluable for addressing your individual health, wellness, and rehabilitation and pain management goals. We may prescribe a long-term program for situations such as:

  • Chronic pain management - Chronic pain conditions cannot be cured, but they can be managed through ongoing treatment. Chiropractic care can be highly effective at reducing and controlling pain related to osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, and even systemic pain syndromes such as fibromyalgia -- without forcing you to take large amounts of dangerous painkillers.
  • Prenatal and pediatric care - Chiropractic care can provide great comfort over the nine months of pregnancy by relieving nerve compression and alignment problems. In the third trimester, it can even help your body prepare for a safer delivery. Children can benefit from periodic chiropractic screenings and adjustments throughout their growing years.
  • Maintenance care - If you're currently healthy, long-term chiropractic care can help you stay that way. Regular exams and incremental "maintenance" adjustments can help ensure that your joints and nervous system are always functioning correctly.

Take the Long View toward a Healthier Life

If you're interested in the long-term quality of life, long-term chiropractic care might be just what the ordered. Call 785-537-2211 to learn more!

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Reviews From our Satisfied Patients

  • "Without the headaches and back aches dragging me down, I've been able to get more accomplished and to feel better at the end of the day than I have in literally years. That is miracle number three. I have found a precious jewel in Nichols Chiropractic. I tell all my friends about them, and I intend to be a loyal patient for a very long time. I thank the Lord for sending me in this direction."
    T.S Manhattan, KS
  • "I went through three months of adjustments and traction that began in January of 2006. I am now pain free 95% of the time, and have Chiropractic treatments nearly once a month to ensure I stay that way. My admiration, gratitude and thankfulness to Dr. Nichols and his staff will be never ending."
    G.W Manhattan, KS
  • "I experienced a 95% improvement in my low back pain after the first adjustment. I would recommend Nichols Chiropractic to anyone looking for low back pain relief."
    M.O. Manhattan- Manhattan, KS

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