Interested in the benefits of chiropractic adjustments but would like to learn more about how it works. Dr. Brian Austin, your San Diego chiropractor answers the most common questions asked about chiropractic adjustments.

What happens during chiropractic adjustments?

The chiropractor administers precise, quick force to a spinal joint to activate the joint range of motion.

How much does it cost to get adjusted by a chiropractor?

According to a recent survey conducted by Chiropractic Today magazine an average session cost $87. Chiropractic sessions can range between $25 and $150 depending on where you live and the procedure. Make sure to do a little research before you choose a chiropractor. The chiropractor you choose should be experienced and licensed. Take the time to read reviews.

How do I choose a good chiropractor?

Do a little research before choosing a chiropractor. You want to ensure the chiropractor you choose has the proper credentials and licensed. In California you can search CA.gov Board of Chiropractic Examiners website to check if a chiropractor is licensed.

  • Try to get a referral from a friend or check reviews on Facebook, Yelp, and/or Google.
  • Make sure the recommended chiropractor is covered by your insurance plan.
  • Ensure that the chiropractor you choose has experience treating your condition.

Are chiropractic adjustments safe?

Serious complications after chiropractic adjustment are rare but may include a worsening of your condition or a herniated disk. Chiropractic treatment is safe when performed by an experienced and licensed Chiropractor.

Is it normal to feel worse after chiropractic adjustments?

A little soreness of the joints is normal after a chiropractic adjustment, but this will go away in a short period, usually within 24 hours.

How often should I go to the chiropractor?

It depends on your condition and progress, but a preventive maintenance program is recommended. The average chiropractic patient visits the chiropractor once a week. Many people will visit the chiropractor when they feel like they need an adjustment.

Are chiropractic adjustments necessary?

Spinal manipulation can relieve back pain, neck pain, and other musculoskeletal conditions naturally without medication. Regular preventive maintenance with a chiropractor can save you money.

Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

No, chiropractic adjustments do not hurt. During the adjustment you may feel a slight discomfort, but in general the majority of patients report that they like how the adjustment feels.

Does chiropractic treatment work for back pain?

Yes, chiropractic treatment can reduce or eliminate acute or chronic pain in your back by restoring range of motion.

How long does a chiropractic adjustment treatment last?

Your treatment plan will depend on your condition and progression. An average treatment plan may last between 2 -6 weeks, followed up by a reevaluation by your chiropractor. Regular adjustments improve decrease chronic pain and improve overall health.

Can a chiropractor fix your posture?

Yes, chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression and other chiropractic techniques helps improve posture and allows your body to work more efficiently. Chiropractic treatment can improve range of motion in your back, hips and pelvis.

Dr. Austin would like to answer any questions you have about chiropractic treatment. Ask your question below or give us a call 619-299-48747.