Chiropractic Adjustment

A chiropractic adjustment refers to a chiropractor administering sudden force manipulation to the vertebrae of the spine to improve abnormalities and decrease pain.

Why Chiropractic Adjustment

People seek chiropractic adjustment for back pain, neck pain, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, sciatica nerve pain and more.

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Chiropractic Adjustment: What to expect

During your initial visit with your San Diego chiropractor, he will ask questions about your health history and perform a physical exam, with precise consideration to your spine. Depending on his findings, your chiropractor may also recommend other examinations or X-Rays.

During the procedure

During a chiropractic adjustment, your chiropractor places you in specific positions to treat specific areas needing treatment. Often, you will be positioned lying face-down on a chiropractic table designed specially for back injuries. The chiropractor will apply a controlled, sudden force to a joint, with the intent of pushing it beyond its usual range of motion. You may hear cracking or popping sounds as your chiropractor adjusts your joints during the process.

After the procedure

It’s normal to feel mild soreness after a chiropractic adjustment. Soreness usually goes away after a few hours. Regular treatments decrease soreness.


Chiropractic adjustment can be effective in treating low back pain, neck pain whip lash, headaches, sciatica nerve pain and more.


Dr. Brian Austin has been treating patients through advanced chiropractic techniques since 2001. When chiropractic adjustment is performed by a licensed chiropractor it is safe. Serious complications after chiropractic adjustment is extremely rare.

Chiropractic treatment may require a set of visits to your chiropractor, but most patients attain maximum improvement 3 to 10 visits depending on the condition. If you’re suffering from acute or chronic pain, make an appointment today. Our San Diego Chiropractic clinic offers patients many convenient payment and insurance options to make it easy for you to get the care you deserve.

See also Spinal Decompression

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