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Is Chiropractic Care Painful?

By Paul Rothbart

Seeing a chiropractic has helped many people receive relief from back pain, joint pain, and other physical issues. There are a myriad of other benefits, both mental and physical, that a fair number of patients experience. For those who are thinking of seeing a chiropractor but aren't sure yet, there is a rather pressing question: Will it hurt? Nobody wants to be in pain. That's why you seek treatment in the first place. Any medical treatment can cause some pain. Having a broken bone set is quite painful and some people don't like the feel of an inoculation. Many fear the dentist. Here are some facts about chiropractic care and what to expect.

How It Works

A licensed chiropractor is a highly trained medical professional with knowledge of the body and the techniques of the discipline. Adjustments are made to the spine, neck and joints to correct subluxations. The goal is to put these body parts into the state where they function best. The movements are gentle and designed not to cause damage. A chiropractic will ask questions and do an examination to determine the best course of treatment for you as an individual. Adjustments are performed while sitting or lying on a specialized table that is built for support and comfort. Just as with a visit to any medical profession, your safety is a prime consideration. 

Results of Regular Treatment

People with low back pain generally experience great relief after receiving chiropractic treatments. Likewise, those with pain in the neck, shoulders, and other joints. Range of motion may be restored and physical activity can become easier and pain-free. Many people experience fewer headaches, better sleep, and better mental state. Chiropractors treat the body as a whole. An adjustment to one area can have a positive effect on other areas. The relief that many people experience from regular treatments make chiropractic care a welcome part of their lives. 

Pain and Side Effects

Harmful side effects of chiropractic care are very rare. The movements used in an adjustment are gentle. Some patients experience soreness after treatment, much like one would feel after a vigorous workout. This generally subsides within 24 hours. Chiropractic care is non-invasive, so there are no stitches to heal. Serious medical problems due to an adjustment are extremely uncommon. A good chiropractor knows the body and how to manipulate it gently without doing any harm. The relief of pain generally far outweighs the soreness you may feel from the treatment. 

Chiropractic care is a safe, alternative form of treatment that has been fully accepted by the medical community. It has proven effective for many people. Serious side effects are rare, and for the majority of patients, pain is minimal. Stop by The Joint Chiropractic and see what regular adjustments can do for you. 

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Houston, Tex.

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