Chiropractic Adjustments

What is a chiropractic adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment is a precise technique that employs either skilled hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled, swift force to a specific joint. When this adjustment targets the spine, it’s often referred to as spinal manipulation. These adjustments are designed to enhance the range of motion, alleviate pain, and optimize joint function.

If I book at Chiros in Motion, do I have to get adjusted?

At Chiros in Motion, we provide a wide range of services that can effectively address your specific needs. While chiropractic adjustments can be beneficial in expediting your recovery, they are not obligatory for your treatment. We offer various approaches to help you feel better and achieve your wellness goals, ensuring that you receive the care that best suits your individual requirements.

Does a “popping sound” mean an adjustment is successful?

During an adjustment you may or may not hear a ”popping” sound. Adjustments sound similar to “cracking your knuckles”. Presence of the popping sound does not determine success of treatment. The same benefits of an adjustment occur regardless of if there is a sound present or not.

Are chiropractic adjustments painful?

In most cases, joint manipulation is a comfortable and beneficial procedure. While individuals with particularly stiff joints may experience minor discomfort before or after the adjustment, the primary focus is on the improvements it offers. Chiropractic adjustments can enhance joint function, reduce pain, and boost range of motion, contributing to overall well-being.

Spinal and Extra-Spinal Joint Manipulation Benefits

The goal of treatment is to restore motion into joints that are not moving well. Other benefits of a chiropractic adjustment include improved range of motion, decrease in pain, and improved joint function.

How to have chiropractic treatment last

Most benefits that are associated with a chiropractic adjustment last 2-5 days. For long-term benefits additional services should be provided. One of the main additional treatments we use at Chiros in Motion is therapeutic exercise. These exercises provide further joint stability to help the benefits of adjustments last.

After you receive chiropractic care it is recommended to drink water and avoid sitting on soft surfaces such as a couch or cushioned seats. Doing these two things will decrease soreness from an adjustment later that day.

Chiropractic side effects

The most common side effect is soreness and discomfort. Most side effects disappear a day or two after treatment. Here is a prospective study discussing the common and uncommon side effects of chiropractic manipulations.


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