Chiropractic treatment does not usually hurt unless an area is inflamed and swollen. If this is the case your Chiropractor may advise you to apply cold packs in order to reduce the swelling. It is normal to hear a clicking or popping sound when the Chiropractor is making a gentle adjustment to a joint that has restricted movement. Your Chiropractor may use soothing massage techniques before using manipulation to relieve the joints that are troubling you.
In some situations there may be a mild reactions, such as temporary ache or pain, after a joint has been manipulated as it adapts to its renewed mobility similar to the ache experienced after a new form of exercise.
Your Chiropractor will advise you on your specific Chiropractic treatment programme.