Chiropractic Adjustments FAQs

Common Questions about Chiropractic Adjustments

In an ideal world, you would wish there was no pain. Yet, because we live in a world far from perfect, pain is part of life, no matter how hard we try to evade it. Fortunately, when pain knocks on your door, it doesn’t have to become part of life. Instead, consider chiropractic care for pain management.


One of the most common treatments used by chiropractors is chiropractic adjustments. But because this might seem jargon to you, Tacoma Chiropractic Center answers commonly asked questions about chiropractic adjustments.

What is a chiropractic adjustment?

This treatment repositions your misaligned joints to bring balance to your body. There are several techniques to perform chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractic adjustments aim to remove interference in the nervous system to ensure it performs optimally. Chiropractic adjustments are suitable for all ages, including infants and seniors.

How are chiropractic adjustments made?

Our chiropractor may use either hands or instruments to perform spinal manipulations. Whatever the method used, the aim is to correct misalignments and subluxations to free up the nervous system. The various variations of chiro adjustments include Flexion-Distraction, Thompson, Webster Technique, and spinal decompression.

Are chiropractic adjustments painful?

If you fear medical procedures because of pain, remove chiropractic adjustments from your list. This treatment is safe and pain-free. While you may hear popping sounds as your joints are correctly aligned, this isn’t painful. Instead, the cracking sound is gas moving around your joints, similar to the noise made by “cracking” your knuckles.

After treatment, your joints may have a minor soreness as they settle into their new position. However, this shouldn’t worry you, because the discomfort only lasts a few days.

What are subluxations?

These are restrictions that occur in your joints. The common causes of “restrictions” include physical stress from falls, accidents, poor posture, and slips on the spine. Also, chemical stress from alcohol, smoking, medication and unhealthy food may cause subluxations. Finally, emotional stress can take a toll on your structural system. Whatever the cause of your subluxations, we can locate them and provide appropriate treatment.

Is chiropractic care addictive?

Unlike pain medications, chiropractic care is no more addictive than exercises, quality sleep, or brushing your teeth. In addition, chiropractors recommend periodic chiropractic adjustments to remove subluxations that hinder your body's optimal performance.

How safe are chiropractic adjustments?

You can Google all you want about the safety of chiropractic care, but the results show chiropractic care is safe. It’s suitable for all patients, from infants and pregnant women to seniors. However, your chiropractor will customize your treatment plan, given your age, underlying condition, and other factors.

Where can I get chiropractic adjustments near me?

If you want to see what chiropractic care can do for your health, schedule an appointment with a chiropractor in Tacoma, WA. We provide high-quality care to help you meet your wellness goals. Call us today at (253) 759-1500.

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