Chiropractic Adjustment

What is it? 

A chiropractic adjustment/manipulation is a procedure in which your chiropractor uses their hands or a small instrument to direct a sudden, controlled force to a joint in the spine or extremities. This is done in order to improve the movement and function of a joint. A pain free joint is a functional joint

What can you expect? 

  • You may or may not hear “popping” and “cracking” of your joints – this sound doesn’t determine the “success” of the treatment as some people click more easily or louder than others. 
  • You will have greater movement and less pain immediately or shortly after treatment.
  • Some post-treatment tenderness, including muscle stiffness and residual headaches, is common but resolves quickly. 
  • In some cases, a condition may be momentarily aggravated before improving – if you have any concerns, please contact your chiropractor and let them put your mind at ease.