The manipulation can sometimes cause some minor discomfort, but it is not usually considered painful. Most of the discomfort will go away after the manipulation is performed several times. That is right – several manipulations may be necessary before total relief is seen. Let’s face the truth, you wouldn’t expect to take just one of the twenty pills of any prescription to get a cure. You shouldn’t expect only one adjustment to do the same. Just as you were given twenty pills to cure your illness, you may have to have four, five, or even more manipulations to do the same! The discomfort that you may feel is very often related to how long you waited before you sought treatment for you pain or illness. The sooner we can start the manipulations after onset, the less discomfort you will feel and the fewer treatments you will need for your continued good health.