I am scared to be adjusted. Is it safe?
Yes! This is a question that comes up often. There are many preconceived ideas about chiropractic adjustments and safety, however the odds of injury from a chiropractic adjustment are exceedingly rare. Chiropractic adjustments by a trained, licensed professional are widely recognized as one of the safest, drug-free, non-invasive alternative therapies for neuromusculoskeletal treatment. While no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects, chiropractic has an excellent safety record with extremely low risks. Most often, patient feel immediate relief following a treatment, while other maybe experience mild soreness or aching, comparable to as you would after some forms of exercise.
Neck manipulations or neck adjustments work to improve joint mobility in the neck, improving range of motion and reducing muscle spasms, which ultimately relieves any pressure or tension. However, when performed by a skilled and trained professional, neck manipulation is a remarkably safe procedure. The motion and force of neck manipulation has been associated with everyday activities such as turning the head while driving, swimming or having your hair shampooed.
When you are visiting your chiropractor, it’s important to be very specific about your symptoms. This will help your chiropractor offer the safest and most appreciate care, even if that requires a referral to a medical specialist.