A chiropractic adjustment is a natural therapy in which a chiropractor delivers controlled force into restricted joints of the spine. The process is often used in the pelvic area to normalize the sacroiliac joints. It is delivered by hands or by mechanical instrument. A person who undergoes a chiropractic treatment must be in good health and should avoid any physical activity that causes pain. Patients should avoid sitting for long periods of time after a chiropractic adjustment.
In the process of adjusting a joint, pressure is released from the affected joint. The release of pressure leads to a popping or cracking sound. This is a relief for the patient. Some patients may experience slight discomfort during or after the adjustment, but it is not uncommon to experience only a few mild aches and pains. This is a normal process and does not require any medication. There are some benefits to chiropractic care.
A chiropractic adjustment does not hurt. You may feel a popping or cracking sound during the procedure. It is a safe and natural treatment that improves your condition. About 60% of chiropractic patients experience pain relief after just one visit. Only 30% of patients require two or three sessions. A chiropractic adjustment is a safe, non-invasive, and effective way to treat back, neck, and head pain. It is recommended by the American College of Physicians as one of the most effective treatment methods for back pain.