In most cases, chiropractic adjustments do not hurt. In fact, most people find that having an adjustment is very relaxing. People often express feeling wonderful and energised following an adjustment.
With some adjustments you may sometimes feel or hear a popping sound released from the spinal joint/s. This noise is simply caused by a gas that is released from the joint as the spinal joint movement is restored to its normal healthy position. Such as when you “pop” your finger joints and knuckles.
Some Chiropractors use a hand-held instrument called an Activator to adjust the spine. This is a very gentle low-force method of adjusting the spine. Others use pelvic blocks, used in a technique known as Sacro Occipital technique and Drop-Piece or Gonstead Method to re-align the spine.
Whatever the technique, Chiropractors use skill, not force or strength, to conduct and deliver a safe and effective adjustment in order to restore normal joint movement to your spine.