What Happens to the Body During an Adjustment?

Chiropractic adjustments are a popular way to alleviate physical pain and discomfort. However, many people haven’t yet tried chiropractic adjustments and wonder how they work for pain relief.

This article will discuss chiropractic adjustments and how they help our patients achieve lasting pain relief. We’ll also discuss how chiropractic manipulation can increase the range of motion in your joints. 

What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?

In a chiropractic adjustment, the chiropractor applies controlled force to specific areas of the spine to relieve the patient’s symptoms. These forces are gently applied to re-align the spine, reduce discomfort, and improve mobility. 

Chiropractic adjustments are primarily performed in patients who suffer from pain and reduced mobility caused by spinal misalignment. A misaligned spine can lead to a variety of symptoms, mainly including back and neck pain. 

Sometimes, you may hear popping noises during a chiropractic adjustment. This is normal and nothing to worry about. The sound occurs when gas located between your joints is released from the applied pressure. 

Your Body After an Adjustment

Some patients experience immediate pain relief after a chiropractic adjustment. As the spine is re-aligned during the adjustment, the increased spinal mobility can rapidly alleviate pain and discomfort. Additionally, when the spine returns to its proper alignment, receptors inside the joints release signals that stimulate pain relief.  

Although you may experience instant relief after your first adjustment, consistency is key. So, make sure to adhere to scheduled appointments as recommended by your chiropractor. Your chiropractor may need to re-train the surrounding muscles, ligaments, and tendons to maintain the proper alignment of your spine. 

If you’re seeking a chiropractic adjustment for pain relief and improved mobility, reach out to Florida Wellness Medical Group. We specialize in chiropractic care and have a track record of providing long-lasting relief to our patients with neck and back pain. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!