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Do Chiropractic Adjustments Hurt?
An often asked question is “Do Chiropractic adjustments hurt?”. This is a common fear that many patients might have before visiting a chiropractor and seeking out chiropractic treatment for their first time. If you have considered going for chiropractic adjustments in Langley, you can rest assured knowing that no, chiropractic adjustments do not usually hurt.
When a chiropractor performs an adjustment, a patient may often feel pressure or perhaps a bit of discomfort. When the adjustment is finished, this discomfort should immediately disappear, and most patients will often feel immediate relief and even immediate relief from previous symptoms.
If this is the first time a patient is being adjusted, or first time in awhile, there may be some discomfort or soreness for a day or two following treatment. Many patients can overcome this with light stretching, and heat and ice. This soreness is believed to be caused from the joints being moved into a new position (restoring proper body alignment), stretching and straining the surrounding tissue, resulting in some short term discomfort.
Some new patients may have a false sense of adjustments causing pain due to the cracking noise that results from them. This noise is actually small pockets of gas being released from the joints, and not the bones cracking. This noise is not a sign of pain, and is not a source of discomfort.
Chiropractic adjustments can have many positive health benefits. If you have been nervous about visiting a chiropractor in Langley, you can be assured that your experience will be calm, therapeutic, and pain free.