Duration of Treatment

The frequency and number of treatments is determined after your first visit. There are 3 distinct phases of care.

  • Relief
  • Correction
  • Wellness


When tension, pain or other obvious symptoms encourage you to begin chiropractic care, you first want to feel better. Chiropractic treatments give you relief. Your age, your health and your lifestyle will determine the number of visits you will need to reduce or eliminate your symptoms. Initially, frequent visits are usually needed to relieve the symptoms and begin the healing process.


Often the damage to muscles and other soft tissues persist when initial symptoms subside. Correction Care provides flexibility to your spine and promotes more complete healing. The frequency of visits is reduced and Doctor Gagnon will advise you on exercises or other ways to optimize your results. Once the tension or pain disappears, the true healing can occur. The cessation of care at this stage may cause a relapse. Care corrections are designed to help restore proper posture and to improve the mobility of the vertebrae.


When maximum improvement is reached, periodic chiropractic checks are recommended. These check-ups can help detect and correct problems before they become serious. Adults concerned about their health choose this type of care for themselves and their children. The care of wellness, like many other preventive measures can save you time and money by helping you stay healthy.

How long you benefit from chiropractic care is YOUR DECISION! It is false to believe that once you start chiropractic care, you need to go for the rest of your life. What is true is that patients feel so wonderful with care that they choose to keep feeling in tip-top shape!