Be aware of anyone who continues to do the same thing over and over without seeing objective (measurable) and subjective (reported) improvements.
A clinic close to our own treated one individual for three years and ran up a chiropractic bill of $42,000! There are individuals out there that believe that a car accident is a free license to treat and run up a bill.
Treatment should be reasonable both in time frame and frequency. Initially it is common practice to treat someone 3 times a week.
I often explain that we are working on aiding the muscles to relax and change from tight and ropey (injured consistency) to soft and pliable (healthy consistency).
Post-treatment soreness is normal. We prefer a day for the tissues to heal and then work on them again.
If you are not improving. your doctor should consider advanced imaging such as an MRI or, at a minimum, a consultation with an orthopedic specialist.
To do the same thing over and over and expecting different results is the definition of insanity. If you have questions about your care, we offer free consultations.
I have seen many patients who have already spent months at different chiropractors who have asked to consult with me.
Understanding that they have already had sufficient (even if it may have been poor) conservative care, I usually refer them out for imaging and right to a specialist.
Once again, I believe that if I take care of my patients' needs first, everything else will be taken care of.