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Are Chiropractic Adjustments Painful?

Are Chiropractic Adjustments Painful?

Chiropractic adjustments in San Antonio can help with back pain, neck pain, and many other conditions. Since you are already dealing with pain, it is natural to wonder if the adjustment itself hurts. There is little to no pain involved with chiropractic adjustments at Dr. Phillips Chiropractic Nutrition and Wellness.

What Is an Adjustment?

When you get an adjustment, it means a licensed chiropractor is applying pressure to certain areas of your body to ensure proper spinal alignment. With time, this realignment helps your back and neck pain and improves your posture, as well as your body’s overall function. A chiropractor will use his or her hands, but he or she may also use small medical instruments to manipulate your joints in a controlled fashion.

What To Expect

With an adjustment, you don’t feel any pain and this is an outpatient procedure that you can have completed during a lunch break. You may feel some cracks and pops but no intense pain. If you weren’t in pain before the adjustment then you won’t be in any after. Some patients do have some soreness after a visit. These minor aches can be similar to the aches you feel after some intense stretching or vigorous exercise.

The Procedure

During your adjustment, you are led to an exam room that contains a piece of furniture that resembles a masseuse’s chair or table. You will be asked to lie on your back or stomach so you can relax during your adjustment. You may hear some cracks or pops from your joints as you get the adjustment. Depending on your pain, the chiropractor may also do a second or third adjustment. After he or she is done, you will be advised on some aftercare needs, such as heat packs or ice packs to help with your pain. There are different types of adjustments, such as lower back or neck adjustments, and each one can be a bit different.

Visit Our Chiropractor in San Antonio, TX

 Chiropractic care provides effective pain relief without having to rely on pain medication or invasive procedures like surgery. If you are experiencing back pain or other pain and think an adjustment might help, call Dr. Phillips Chiropractic Nutrition and Wellness today at (210) 545-1144 to schedule a consultation.

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Had me walking straight again in just a couple visits. Great staff. Will continue to use them for my care.

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