What Does a Chiropractic Adjustment Feel Like?

What Does a Chiropractic Adjustment Feel Like?

Most people worry about visiting a chiropractor for an adjustment. The thought of getting their back or neck adjusted is often daunting. 



Day-to-day life, stress, poor posture, and injury build tension in your spinal joints. As a result, nerves and muscles become sore and tight. Chiropractic adjustment releases the tension buildup in the joints. It gently and quickly moves the spinal joints past their constraint.






People avoid getting chiropractic adjustments thinking that they are painful. The movements and gentle pressure might feel slightly uncomfortable during your first sessions. However, most individuals who put off the adjustments because of fear of pain later wish they went sooner. The relief most people feel after an adjustment is liberating. 



Cracking or Popping Noises



The vacuum sound of gas gets released in the fluids in your joints when you get an adjustment. The sound is like that of a suction cup stuck on a mirror when it is pulled off. Sometimes, it may sound like cracking bones. However, it does not mean that every adjustment you get will make loud sounds. Your chiropractor can use a technique that does not produce audible sounds.

Some patients believe the chiropractic adjustment is unsuccessful if they do not hear sound. Sometimes, your joints may lack gas buildup and cause no sound. Thus, the popping or cracking noise does not indicate a well-done adjustment.



Almost Instant Changes



Almost every patient feels an improvement after getting a chiropractic adjustment. They may feel relief from the onset of their condition going untreated for a while. However, they can later start feeling slight relief with continuous adjustment sessions. Their bodies get accustomed to the alignment; hence, they may feel strange about the new posture.


People have different responses to adjustments. However, most of them experience positive change. You will also become more flexible, balanced, and relaxed in areas of your body.

You can expect to feel tired like someone who has finished a workout at the gym. Your muscles get worked on and move into proper positioning. Thus, feeling that way is okay. It will wear off quickly.



Chiropractic Adjustment Does Not Loosen the Spine



Most people think a chiropractic adjustment will harm their spine and make it loose or unstable. Your chiropractor will only focus on adjusting the parts of your spine that are out of place or having trouble.


An adjustment helps relieve tension in particular parts of the spine. However, your spine will not feel loose. Your spine will feel a sense of flexibility with no instability.



Internal Changes 



Most patients feel immediate relief and a sense of well-being after a chiropractic adjustment. Some also say they do not feel any difference after the treatment. Although you may not see outward changes, your body will experience internal changes. You will notice a difference in how you feel from the inside. The adjustment will enable your brain to communicate with your internal organs.


Chiropractic adjustments treat other areas in the body other than those targeted. It affects your central nervous system. It relieves inflammation, improves your immune system, and reduces stress. 


For more about chiropractic adjustment, visit Knecht Chiropractic Center at our office in Sanford, North Carolina. Call (919) 629-0400 to book an appointment today.

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