Your First Chiropractic Adjustment: What to Expect

Your First Chiropractic Adjustment in Our Mission Valley, San Diego Chiropractic Office

“On any given work-day, thousands of people enjoy their first chiropractic adjustment, and thus begins the journey to better health.”

Congratulations, whatever road you have been on -- whether it has been to relieve nagging back pain, or, to maintain a higher level of health and well-being, your decision to receive a chiropractic adjustment is to be commended. You have chosen a method of allowing your body’s innate ability of heal itself, rather than allowing a pill-bottle to do the healing for you. You have chosen an above down, inside about approach.

If you have never before received a chiropractic adjustment, there may be a mystery as to what to expect from your first visit. Some people delay receiving their first adjustment due to a misperception regarding the comfort level involved. Some folks just cannot tolerate the “cracking” sound and they are apprehensive to see the chiropractor because they do not want their bones to be cracked. It is important to know that the primary function of chiropractic adjustments are to release stress in the spine and soft-tissue in order to restore full function of the joints and nervous system. The cracking sound is generally a bi product of air and gasses escaping in the release of tension. It is also not necessary to hear cracking or popping sounds, and there are various techniques that Dr. DiSabatino utilizes to release stress in the body that do not involve cracking or popping sounds associated with standard adjustments. (Please be sure to ask Dr. DiSabatino about low-force chiropractic adjustments. Dr. DiSabatino has been practicing low force chiropractic adjustments in San Diego for many years, and enjoys amazing success in releasing physiological stress and restoring health through application of low force chiropractic methods.)

What Our Chiropractic Experience is like for Our Mission Valley Patients

 Either way, prior to receiving your first chiropractic adjustment, please be assured that a complete evaluation will be performed to ensure the most appropriate treatment is rendered. Expect to be pleasantly surprised at how satisfying your first chiropractic adjustment feels. A specific chiropractic adjustment, after all, releases vent up tension in crucial areas of your spine and body. The experience is nothing short of exhilarating for the body, and is felt by millions of people world-wide to be one of life’s great pleasures.

In any case, statistics on safety of chiropractic manipulation are extremely encouraging. It is very rare for a problem or injury to occur from a chiropractic adjustment. In fact, it is much safer than most medical procedures. It is certainly safer than the drive to the chiropractors' office.

And what better way to live a fuller functioning, optimized lifestyle here in San Diego than by receiving  your first chiropractic adjustment in San Diego in our extremely caring and attentive office! Prior to your first chiropractic adjustment we perform a complete history and consultation, along with an evaluation, to make sure there are no contraindications to a chiropractic adjustment, and that there are no contraindications to chiropractic manipulation. beyond that, we want you to get the full effects from chiropractic care. The more time spent on the first couple of visits investigating your spinal profile, the better the results you will enjoy.

The following conditions may be contraindications to chiropractic adjustments:

  • Bone cancer.
  • Unhealed bone fracture.
  • Severe osteoporosis or osteopenia (de-mineralization or weakening of the bone).

The following conditions require additional screening:

  • History of smoking.
  • Use of birth control pills
  • History of high-blood pressure.
  • Spondylolisthesis. 


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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

    I love going to see Dr. DiSabatino; it honestly seems miraculous how much better I feel after a treatment. He helps me with my running – my hip flexors get really tight after long runs – and he helps me feel better at work. I notice myself sitting up straighter and have fewer knots in my shoulders and neck even after long hours of sitting at my desk. You should check DiSabatino Chiropractic & Rehab, Inc. You will not be disappointed.

    Carly Rae, La Jolla, CA

    I have recommended my friends with pain and injury to DiSabatino Chiropractic & Rehab, Inc. and will continue to do so because of the great results!

    David Smith El Cajon, CA February 18, 2017

    My name is Brian I have severe back problems and also neck problems Dr. Nicholas helped me very very very much and I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart Without his care I probably would've lost my mind for those of you that deals with back problems you know what I mean so once again thank you very much Dr. Nick and I will see you soon.

    Brian Foxworth, San Diego, CA February 16, 2016