Chiropractic examination identifies restricted joints of the spine, whether they are painful or not. Restrictions at the joints are often accompanied by pain, muscle spasm, swelling (edema) or scar tissue.
Adjustments help relive pain, as well as restore normal movement of the spine. Improving function is the key to long term pain relief.
Failure to restore normal spinal movement means any pain relief is temporary and increases the risk of chronic pain.