So you got into a minor car accident while driving down the highway. Or maybe you got a bit of an injury while training or working out. You feel a lot of pain—enough to keep you off the court, or away from work for a little while.
Now you’re concerned over the traditional method of treatment: prescription painkillers. After all, you know that they can be quite addictive. You know you’re gonna have to take them eventually, but you’re also considering your other options.
Chiropractic care is an alternative treatment method that helps reduce pain the natural way. And while it’s not meant to substitute traditional treatment, it’s a good option for those who don’t want to use prescription drugs.
You’re still a little hesitant over this unfamiliar treatment technique. After all, “spinal adjustment” sounds intimidating. But you know it could work wonders for your body and help you recover easily.
Today we’re going to give you some peace of mind by answering the popular question: does chiropractic care hurt? We’re sure you’ll believe that many people are cautious when it comes to spinal manipulation. Others think it’s completely dangerous. But we’re here to set the record straight.
Do Chiropractic Adjustments Hurt?
If we’re going to keep it short and honest: no, chiropractic care does not hurt. Even if spinal manipulation doesn’t sound like the most desirable thing in the world, it’s not painful. The movements performed by chiropractors target specific areas in the body, and are much gentler than they appear.
Chiropractic medicine is a long and well-established technique. Adjustment procedures have been closely researched to make sure they are safe.
If you’ve heard stories from other patients saying otherwise, it may be because every person’s body is different. They may have had a different reaction to the chiropractic adjustment, or perhaps they were a bit too anxious about the whole thing.
But in the end, a successful chiropractic session should bring relief while reducing pain, instead of causing it. Patients report feeling relaxed after a good chiropractic session. Olympic-level athletes use it to realign their spine and feel good, so that they’ll be at the top of their game once they step into the court.
Professionals have trained to use chiropractic techniques in a way that they can apply them safely and efficiently. Millions of adjustments are being delivered safely every year. And your chiropractor will use specific techniques that are appropriate for your condition, so there is nothing to fear.
Spinal adjustments will restore your range of motion, reduce inflammation, and make your body feel great in the long run.
Are There Any Side Effects?
All treatment methods have potential side effects. Luckily, the ones associated with chiropractic care are actually quite rare. In certain cases, patients may feel soreness in the treated areas. 85% of the time, this is mild and will disappear after a few hours.
If it goes beyond 24 hours, try applying some ice on the area.
As for serious side effects, there is an extremely rare chance of stroke after a chiropractic session. This only occurs in around 1 in 100,000 treatments—and the reports don’t exclusively put the blame on the adjustments.
For reference, there is a 1 in 5,000 chance that a person will die from taking contraceptive pills, and 1 in 7,150 chance of dying in a rock climbing accident. The odds of this treatment harming you are very small.
Look for a chiropractor near you today and find out how they can help rebalance your spine.
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