Many people ask what is a chiropractic adjustment like? An adjustment is a calculated force that moves the joint a few millimetres within it’s normal range of motion. Most chiropractors use their hands to provide adjustments and some use an instrument to perform the treatment. Depending on the type of adjustment, your doctor will ask you to lay on your back, stomach, side or possibly remain in a seated position to receive the treatment.
If you have never experienced an adjustment before it is perfectly normal to feel nervous at first. Trust and confidence in your doctor is of the upmost importance so ensure you ask as many questions as you require so you can feel comfortable.
Some patients experience some soreness or fatigue after an adjustment. While it is not uncommon for patients to report that their range of motion is improved and pain is lessened as a result of treatment, typical improvement comes within 3-5 treatments, reaching maximum recovery within an average of 6-8 visits*.
*Although the Provincial average is 6-8 visits the range is large with some patients responding much quicker and a few taking much longer.