How painful is a chiropractor?


Chiropractic treatment is generally not considered painful. However, it is normal to feel some discomfort or soreness during and after the treatment. The level of discomfort may depend on the individual and the specific type of treatment being performed.

Spinal adjustments, which involve the chiropractor applying a controlled force to a specific area of the spine to realign the vertebrae, may cause some mild discomfort or pressure. Soft tissue therapies, such as massage or stretching, may also cause some discomfort as the muscles and tissues are manipulated.

However, it’s important to note that any discomfort or soreness is usually temporary and should subside within a few days. Some patients may experience immediate relief from pain and discomfort after treatment, while others may require multiple treatments to achieve lasting results.

It’s also important to communicate with your chiropractor about any discomfort or pain you experience during or after treatment, so they can adjust the treatment plan as necessary to ensure your comfort and safety.