Does chiropractic treatment hurt?
- Most chiropractic adjustments and physiotherapies are painless. In fact, chiropractic treatment can help most patients enjoy immediate pain relief. However, if the patient has suffered a recent injury, adjustments can cause slight discomfort/soreness as the dysfunctional tissues involved are usually inflamed. That is why offering a combination of muscle and joint manipulation to treat complex cases is important to minimize discomfort.
- Other patients may experience sensations in their muscles or extremities following an adjustment. This is a normal reaction as the body adapts to the changes and irritations to the nerve is relieved. Some scientists have also correlated this sensation with an increase in circulation achieved in response to an adjustment.