The exact amount is case specific. The doctor will have a better idea after 2 or 3 visits when your body’s response is better understood. Some acute conditions such as a catch sensation in a hip or midback may resolve in one adjustment. Other more chronic subluxations may take 1 to 2 years of treatment to reduce to an optimal level. Some cases will require supportive maintenance the rest of one’s life just at some people need insulin for their diabetes or medication for their heart after bypass surgery.