No! Chiropractic adjustments usually do not hurt. The impulse adjusting tool, a hand-held electric instrument, delivers a quick burst of short thrusts at a frequency of 12 per second, so all you will feel are highly effective, light rapid “taps” and hear a sound like a woodpecker. We have safely adjusted tiny children a few hours old right up to practice members ninety-five years or older with this instrument. We also employ manual adjustments, when indicated clinically (or if preferred by the practice member) which are safe, gentle, and they feel good too. In general, patients enjoy being adjusted and like the way that the adjustment feels. The adjustment also helps relax the patient. Feel free to speak with the doctor should you wish to learn more about which approach is best for you!