What Are Adjustments?
The chiropractic adjustment is a quick thrust applied to a vertebra for the purpose of correcting its position, movement or both Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.
Adjustments are often accompanied by an audible pop of air bubbles that sound like a “crack.” The sound often surprises people a little bit the first couple times they get adjusted, but the sensation is usually relieving.
Occasionally, minor discomfort is experienced, especially if the surrounding muscles are in spasm or the patient tenses up during the chiropractic procedure. There are times when the audible “cracking” does not occur. This is often due to either significant muscle tightness or that the patient may be having a hard time relaxing during their adjustments. Based on your condition, age and length of your problem, several adjustments over a course of time may be necessary. In the chiropractic world, keeping the problem fixed and preventing its recurrence is just as important as the initial remedy.
It is easier to maintain your health than to correct disease, just like its easier to change the oil in your car than to change the engine.