How You Will Feel After A Chiropractic Adjustment

Chiropractor adjusting a patient.

You’ve been hearing great things about Chiropractic care from your friends and family, and you are thinking about taking the plunge, but a few questions keeps nagging at you. How will you feel after a Chiropractic adjustment? Will it hurt? Does it take a lot of time before you’ll start to see any results? And what about the hurting? Did you forget to ask about that part? It’s hard to overstate just how much you don’t want someone yanking you around and hurting your spine.  

These are all great questions. Personally, I grew up around Chiropractors. I’ve known them my whole life, and I honestly can’t imagine a world without Chiropractic care. A lot of my friends, however, have asked me these questions over the years. For the most part, I give them all the same answer. 

First of all, we have to understand that everyone is different; it would be pretty boring world if we were all the same. With that being said, Chiropractic care affects everyone differently. Most people feel really good right after an adjustment.  For some, it may be the best that they have felt in a very long time. This can be due to the fact that unimpeded nerve energy is flowing for the first time in years.

Other people report that they feel much more relaxed and limber, with an improved range of motion. Still others describe a relief of symptoms almost immediately after an adjustment; people with headaches or backaches frequently feel better almost immediately. 

Chiropractic patients who experience immediate, or very fast relief from pain that may have been Woman jumping for joy at sunset. dealing with them for some time, need to remember that Chiropractic care is not a “miracle cure,” but a process of retraining the spine and muscles, and that it will take time and several adjustments to create a long term solution to address these symptoms. A Chiropractor will outline a treatment plan and a timetable to ensure lasting relief.

Although the majority of patients feel great after an adjustment, a few people experience slight to moderate pain in the affected area after a Chiropractic adjustment. This is not unusual; the muscles are used to being in one position, and they are being forced into a new, correct position. This can cause soreness that should fade fairly quickly. If you feel any discomfort after an adjustment, tell your Chiropractor. They’ll be able to suggest ways to make the pain manageable. An adjustment should never cause discomfort for more than a day or two. 

New things are always scary, but you should have confidence that you can receive relief from the pain,
soreness, or stiffness that you are dealing with every day. Chiropractors are highly trained and will take great care of you. They’ll help you down the path to a healthier, pain-free life.  

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