If you’re just starting to look into your first chiropractic adjustment, you may be wondering if chiropractic adjustments hurt. After all, you do hear a loud “pop” during an adjustment, right? The short answer is “No,” chiropractic adjustments do not hurt.
The popping sound heard during an adjustment is actually just a release of air and is doing you no harm. In fact, adjustments do not hurt, they heal!
What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
To fully understand why chiropractic adjustments do not hurt, it’s important to understand what is happening during your sessions.
Chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the neuro-musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors practice a manual approach. Doctors of Chiropractic are trained to detect and correct spinal problems, often before the patient is even aware they exist.
The actual adjustment is when a chiropractor use their hands or a small tool to apply a controlled amount of pressure to a spinal joint. This is also called spinal manipulation, which helps improve natural spinal movement.
Who Should Visit A Chiropractor?
More often than not, when we at Akridge tell someone that we are a chiropractic office, they immediately associate our vocation with neck and/or back pain. Often overlooked, however, is that chiropractic is a health care modality providing more than just a solution for pain.
We use hands-on adjustment techniques and a variety of tool-assisted methods to reduce swelling and spasms. Additionally, these techniques promote short and long term healing, thus ending your pain.
Whether you are experiencing pain, headaches, or other conditions, visiting a chiropractor may be best for you.
Schedule a time to come into our office for a risk-free assessment to see if chiropractic care is right for you.