Adjustments are a specific manual chiropractic treatment used to correct spinal alignment problems to improve motion of the vertebra. A patient’s symptoms, pain and discomfort are relieved by moving specific joints to reduce pressure and irritation.
Is an adjustment painful?
Most patients report a sense of well-being after an adjustment. However, in rare instances mild soreness or stiffness may be felt similar to the feeling you experience after exercising. This discomfort normally resolves within 12 to 24 hours.
How many adjustments will I need?
One adjustment may provide immediate relief and alleviate symptoms. In order to correct the problem several adjustments over a period of time are often needed. Each patient will be carefully evaluated to determine which course of treatment is best for them.
What are non-force techniques and soft tissue therapies?
Some patients at our clinic receive some soft tissue therapy, massage or electro-therapy to prepare an area aimed at unlocking and decompressing swollen joints in order to relieve the acute phase of the injury. Patients who prefer milder non-force techniques to be used are well catered for and are given soft tissue correction in preference to an adjustment.