This is a common question I hear from new patients.The short answer is No! However as a further precaution, prior to adjusting a new patient I will always do a new patient intake questionnaire where I review any sensitivities and pre-existing pain that a person may have. This serves as a double-check prior to the initial adjustment. Throughout the adjustment I will communicate with you and prepare you for each step in the short procedure
The vast majority of people that I have adjusted over the years respond afterwards that the adjustment felt good and he/she looks forward to their regular adjustments as the bones in their spine return to their normal position. In a short time, the chronic discomfort and overall stress that motivated the individual to initially seek treatment, significantly dissipates. Over time and with in office wellness treatments and modifications to the causes of the pain (eg. improper seating or lifting technique) my patients report no recurrence of the pain.