Chiropractic adjustments and treatments are safe, natural, and effective form of treatment. They can be used to treat many musculoskeletal pains and injury.
Chiropractic care provided by professionals is safe. It is a natural path to a healthy recovery for many musculoskeletal injuries. It can reduce or eliminate the need for over-the-counter medication.

What is a chiropractic adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is a procedure performed by a licensed chiropractor. They use their hands to apply pressure to a joint in the body. This can be anywhere in the neck, back, shoulder, knee, or any other part of the body.
The manipulation can restore movement and mobility to a joint. This mobility improvement can allow tight muscles to relax, and improve blood and oxygen flow.

Why do I hear a popping noise?

When receiving a manual joint manipulation, you will sometimes hear a "popping" sound. When your joints are manipulated, a small bubble of gas is formed within the joint. This bubble formation is the pop that you hear. It's what also happens when you pop your knuckles. It is completely safe and should not be cause for concern.
However, not all patients hear this noise when they receive an adjustment. An adjustment can be successful with or without producing a popping noise.

A Natural and Holistic Form of Treatment

Chiropractic care is safe! It helps patients avoid invasive and risky surgery. There are several complications to surgery, as well as long recovery periods. Pain medication is often given to those who perform undergo surgery. We want to make sure that fewer people become addicted to pain killers.

Are there any risk or side effects of chiropractic adjustments?

The risk associated with chiropractic care is extremely low and rare. There is risk with any type of treatment. Chiropractic has a much smaller risk, and is one of the safest and most effective forms of treatment.
Typical side effects of chiropractic treatment are mild. People will sometimes experience some soreness that goes away within 24 hours of treatment. This is normal and can be a sign that the body is working to repair and heal itself.
You may experience some stiffness because you're not used to moving through your full range of motion. As treatment continues, you will be less likely to feel soreness.

What to Expect at Capital Sports Medicine

At your first appointment, we will do a full evaluation. We will go over your medical history and any concerns. Then we will create an individualized treatment plan specifically designed for you.  
The treatment plan will be custom to you and the type of injury/pain. This will allow for the safest form of treatment and most effective results.  
We will then recommend a series of treatments. This can include manual adjustments, soft tissue work, and corrective exercises. These treatments aim to to treat your injury and surrounding muscles and tissue. These are designed to strengthen the muscles and surrounding areas.  

Chiropractic Adjustments are Safe for Treating:

  • Back Pain  
  • Neck Pain  
  • Cervical Herniated Disc  
  • Headaches  
  • Sciatica Pain  
  • Hip Pain
  • Scoliosis Pain  
  • Sports Injury  
  • Pre or post-pregnancy pain 

Get Treated at Capital Sports Medicine

If you want more direction and help on where to go next, if you’re suffering with pain but don’t know where to turn, we’d like to help.
At Capital Sports Medicine we’ve helped thousands of people in the Silver Spring, MD take control, get back to what they love doing, and live longer, happier, and healthier lives.
Our goal at Capital Sports Medicine is to get you back to feeling 100%. If you are ready to experience relief from the pain please click here or call 301-328-0186 to book your free 1-1 assessment today.
Byron  Lam

Byron Lam

Chiropractor, CCSP®, FR® Spine

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