If you are experiencing back pain, turning to chiropractic care can help you find relief without the need for invasive treatment techniques or medication. The first time you get a chiropractic adjustment, you will probably feel some degree of immediate relief with gradual improvement over the days following. The experience of an adjustment is different than other types of medical treatment, so here is a look at what you can expect during and following chiropractic spinal manipulation:
- Popping sounds during adjustment: As the chiropractor realigns your spine, pockets of gas surrounding the joint are released, resulting in a popping sound. Typically, there is no pain associated with the sound, but the noise can be startling if you have never had an adjustment.
- Minor temporary soreness: During the actual adjustment, there should not be any pain or serious discomfort. However, once your spine has been properly positioned, there may be some soreness as your body adjusts to the corrected posture. This should only last for about one day. You will want to keep activity light for the rest of the day after your adjustment and allow your body to rest. As you continue to get chiropractic care, adjustments will produce less soreness.
- Better flexibility and reduced pain: Most people seek chiropractic care as an answer to acute pain, because it will help relieve pressure on nerves within the spine that generate pain signals. Therefore, when your treatment is over, you should feel an improvement in your condition. You might feel refreshed and revitalized or calm and relaxed. People react to the treatment somewhat differently, but the experience is generally positive.
To explore the benefits of chiropractic care for yourself, schedule a visit to Peterson Chiropractic. Our New York practice offers gentle, non-invasive care to relieve chronic and acute pain or treat injuries. Learn more about us on our website or call (212) 242-3210.