The answer is different for everyone. Some people only get adjusted once in a while when something starts to hurt. The pain issue can typically be resolved in a short period of time. Some prefer to use chiropractic for general health and will get adjusted more regularly even when they have little or no discomfort. That is the best way to use chiropractic in order to maintain better overall health. How often someone gets adjusted will vary a lot because of the different lifestyles people lead. Misalignment of the spine is caused by mental, physical, and emotional stress or a combination of these. So, how often one is adjusted is typically a reaction to how stressed someone is. Ultimately, each person will have to determine what works best for them by working with their chiropractor to achieve the best results.