I thought I’d share my first chiropractic adjustment experience!
My first adjustment came at the end of my “results” appointment, wherein we discussed my x-rays. He asked me to nod my head (I experienced a little crunching noise), then march in place. When I stopped, he checked my posture. He had me lie down and checked my leg evenness (my legs are relatively the same length, but one hip sits sliiiightly higher). He had me lie down and felt my spine in my neck and identified the bone he wanted to move.
When he got me ready to do the adjustment, he actually warned me: “Please don’t judge your entire chiropractic experience on this adjustment.” Fair enough. He had me lay on my side. The chiropractor’s table has pieces that pop up and drop down. He popped the headrest up so that I was in a position like I was sleeping on my side. With the flip of a lever, the headrest–and my head–dropped down so that it was below the line of the rest of my spine. No noise in my spine, no discomfort. I was a little confused, but he sounded like that went exactly as expected, so?
Next, he pushed slightly on the bone, then did this hopping push on it. There was actually very little pressure. And that was it. He felt the bone, checked my leg length and had me nod my head then march in place. No pain, no discomfort. What I did notice? My neck didn’t crunch. Neat! He said he noticed a difference in my posture, but I wasn’t so sure.
I’m still excited to see what future appointments bring.
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