The adjustments do not hurt. Blair uses no twisting or cracking of the spine so it is a much more gentle way of adjusting the spinal bones.
Most people begin to feel better soon after an adjustment. Some will feel extra soreness in the muscles along the neck and back. It should just feel like you worked out for the first time after a long time and shouldn't last more than a couple of days.
Not all chiropractors or techniques are the same. Some work better for some than others. If you are not getting the results you want from one chiropractor, it is often recommended to try another one who has a different approach.
Pain is the last thing to show up when there is a problem so once you notice pain, the issue has been there quite awhile. A chiropractor will be able to tell if there is a problem before you feel it and can prevent it from getting worse.
Since a chiropractic adjustment is a specific force, applied in a specific direction, to a specific joint, it is impossible to adjust oneself; and also dangerous. Spinal adjusting may look easy when done by an experienced chiropractor, but it has taken many years to master - just as Tiger Woods makes swinging a golf club seem easy!
Turning and twisting your back and neck may create a 'popping' sound, however this usually causes an unstable area of the spine to be even more unsteady. Spinal adjusting is not for amateurs !
The best way to enjoy the healthful benefits of chiropractic is to receive adjustments from a Doctor of Chiropractic. Even your doctor must seek out the services of another colleague to help restore and maintain proper spinal function.