Spinal Adjustment FAQs

Many people experience back pain at some point in their lives. While there are various treatment options available, chiropractic care and spinal adjustments are a holistic and natural alternative for those who don’t want to use drugs or surgery. If you're considering chiropractic care, you might have some questions about spinal adjustments. This FAQ aims to address common inquiries and shed light on this treatment modality. For more information, contact us at Grove Chiropractic, serving Great Bend, KS, and Dodge City, KS.


What Is a Spinal Adjustment?

A spinal adjustment, also known as spinal manipulation, is a technique used by chiropractors to correct misalignments in the spine. These misalignments, called subluxations, can interfere with the nervous system and contribute to pain, discomfort, and reduced function. During an adjustment, the chiropractor applies a controlled force to the affected joint, seeking to restore proper alignment and movement.

Is a Spinal Adjustment Painful?

Most patients report that spinal adjustments are not painful. Some may experience a mild pressure or popping sensation but this is generally not uncomfortable. There might also be some soreness afterwards but this usually only lasts a short time.

How Does a Spinal Adjustment Help with Back Pain?

Spinal adjustments may help alleviate back pain in several ways. By correcting misalignments, they may reduce pressure on nerves, decrease inflammation, and improve joint mobility. This might lead to a reduction in pain, improved range of motion, and enhanced overall function.

How Often Should I Get a Spinal Adjustment?

The frequency of spinal adjustments will vary depending on your individual needs and the severity of your pain. We will develop a personalized treatment plan that outlines the recommended frequency of adjustments. Initially, you may be recommended more frequent adjustments to help address acute pain, followed by less frequent maintenance adjustments.

Are There Any Risks Associated with Spinal Adjustments?

Spinal adjustments are generally considered safe when performed by a qualified chiropractor. However, as with many treatments, there are potential risks, although they are rare. These risks may include temporary soreness, stiffness, headaches, or more.

Get Back Pain Treatment Near You from a Chiropractor Near You for Back Pain Relief

Don't let back pain control your life any longer. Contact us at Grove Chiropractic, serving Great Bend, KS, and Dodge City, KS, today to schedule a consultation and discover how chiropractic care and spinal adjustments may be able to help you find relief and regain your quality of life. Call us at (620) 225-3411 for back pain treatment near you from a chiropractor near you for back pain relief.

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