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Three Things to Know About Getting an Adjustment


Pain and discomfort in our bodies are a part of everyday life. Whether they are caused by injuries, aging or just daily stress, nobody can escape a few aches and pains.

This is where chiropractic care comes in.

Through non-invasive treatment, chiropractic can reduce or alleviate those pains. One of the most common forms of chiropractic care is in the form of adjustments. These are techniques that manipulate the spine and musculoskeletal system to bring immediate relief and address the root cause of the problem(s) for a long-term solution.

When it comes to being adjusted by a chiropractor, you may feel unsure or uneasy. While this is common and understandable, there’s really nothing to worry about. Here are three things to know about getting an adjustment.

1. A physical exam comes first

Your chiropractor will typically conduct a physical exam on your first visit. This is to make sure the treatment you receive is specific to your needs, and areas and levels of discomfort. The exam will also rule out any other possible conditions that may require treatment from different physicians.

2. Adjustments can provide pain and stress relief

One of the main reasons people seek chiropractic care is to find relief from pain. Adjustments address the ailment directly instead of masking it, which often brings instant relief. They also help increase range of motion and your ability to relax.

3. Chiropractic adjustments can help you sleep

Because chiropractic care helps relieve stress and improve your ability to relax, it can, in turn, help you sleep better too. Getting proper rest is crucial to a healthy life, and by realigning your spine and manipulating your nervous system through routine adjustments, you’ll be able to settle into rest more easily.

These are just a few things to know if you’re considering seeking an adjustment from your chiropractor. For any questions, or if you are experiencing any pain or discomfort, visit our website or call 815-756-8691.

Schram Chiropractic

229 E. Hillcrest Dr

DeKalb, IL 60115