Is Chiropractic Care Actually Safe? Learn More Here

If you’ve done your research on alternative medicine, you’re probably aware of the debate surrounding chiropractic care. At Loy Chiropractic, we often get questions from new patients who are looking for a natural approach to pain relief but are a little hesitant to schedule their first adjustment. “Is chiropractic care good for you?” “Is it safe for neck adjustments?” “Does it actually work?” In short, yes! But let’s dig in a little bit deeper to explore what makes chiropractic care one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for treating chronic back pain, headaches, and more.

Is chiropractic care good for you?

Chiropractic care provides natural relief from back pain, neck pain, and sports injuries, but it also offers a lot more. Restoring proper spinal alignment also modulates the function of the central nervous system. Because the central nervous system is responsible for regulating every important activity in the body – from blood pressure, breathing, to digestion – we know that a healthy spine promotes overall wellness and vitality. So, is chiropractic care good for you? Let us count the ways! By aligning the spine, we improve the function of the central nervous system, which allows for enhanced physical performance, better sleep, greater mental clarity, better range of motion, and a stronger immune system. 

Is chiropractic care safe for neck adjustments?

Any medical treatment comes with some degree of risk, whether it’s surgery, medication, or chiropractic care. This being said, neck adjustments are remarkably safe and incredibly effective at improving joint mobility, reducing pain, restoring range of motion, and relieving muscle tension. Studies have shown that spinal surgery, prescription drugs, and prolonged use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines, like ibuprofen, carry significantly greater risks than chiropractic care when performed by a trained and licensed doctor.

Will I have any pain after a chiropractic adjustment?

Most patients feel immediate relief from their symptoms following a chiropractic adjustment. However, as with any medical treatment, there’s always potential for side effects. Some individuals report mild soreness after a chiropractic adjustment, just as they do after a strenuous workout, but any discomfort typically fades within 24 hours. An ice pack applied to the treatment area can help alleviate any achiness in the short term.

Your health is in good hands at Loy Chiropractic Arts in Solana Beach, San Diego

If you suffer from chronic back pain or stiffness in your neck, it might be time to consider chiropractic care to get to the root cause of the problem. At your first appointment, Dr. Loy will ask you about your symptoms and take a thorough medical history to suggest the safest and most effective treatment plan, even if it means referring you to another health care provider.

A Drug-free, Non-invasive Approach to Healing

At Loy Chiropractic, we believe our patients have the power to protect themselves against debilitating disease and improve their overall wellbeing simply by making healthy lifestyle choices. If you’re ready to address your symptoms head-on and are committed to a drug-free, non-invasive approach to healing, give us a call at (858) 436-7162 to schedule your free consultation.