Pain is often what brings a patient to a chiropractor, but a chiropractor is often asked does chiropractic treatment hurt?
Chiropractic adjustments are usually pain-free, but can become uncomfortable depending on the amount of inflammation and tension in the affected area. Your chiropractor will advise if they think there is a benefit in reducing inflammation prior to a chiropractic adjustment.
If it is your first time ever being treated, you may experience slight soreness or discomfort for 12-24 hours following the first chiropractic adjustment. This is relieved by ice and stretching and will subside if it happens.
Often soreness and stiffness may occur in acute situations after being positioned for too long in a particular position. Your chiropractor will take all steps to avoid this situation and give you advice for speeding your recovery.