Common Chiropractic Adjustments: What To Expect

Many people have wondered if a visit to a chiropractor can make them taller. It’s a fascinating question and there’s some interesting science and professional wisdom to delve into. We’re going to explore the link between chiropractic care and height and whether it’s possible to gain a few extra centimetres from your chiropractic adjustments.

Understanding Chiropractic Adjustments

Chiropractors are experts specialising in non-invasive, manual adjustment techniques. These techniques target the subtle displacement of the spinal vertebrae, known as vertebral subluxations, aiming to realign the spine and thus enhance overall body functionality.

  • The chiropractic profession is built upon the intricate relationship between the structure of your body—especially your spine—and its functionality as orchestrated by your nervous system.
  • Chiropractors utilise an array of techniques, not just manual adjustments, to bolster your body’s natural healing capabilities, facilitating a whole-body approach to health and wellbeing.


Despite these well-known facts about chiropractic care, the question of its potential role in increasing a person’s height remains shrouded in curiosity and scepticism. So, what’s the real story here?

Can Chiropractic Adjustments Make You 'taller'?

The direct answer to whether chiropractic adjustments can make you taller is, well, a bit more complex than a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’. What we know for certain is that in the aftermath of an adjustment, patients might perceive a slight increase in their height. However, this is typically temporary and is often due to a better posture.

  • Posture plays a significant role in how we present our height. Deviations such as slouching can rob you of your full height potential. When a chiropractic adjustment corrects such postural issues, you might seem to have grown taller overnight.
  • Additionally, a misaligned spine due to a subluxation or disc problems can decrease your height. An effective chiropractic adjustment can rectify this misalignment, potentially reinstating your original height.
  • Over time, regular chiropractic sessions might lead to enduring improvements in posture and spinal health, allowing you to consistently maintain your ‘maximum’ height.


Nevertheless, it’s crucial to understand that chiropractic care doesn’t ‘add’ height as, say, growth during your teenage years might. The perceived increase in height is more about optimising your existing spinal health and posture rather than literal growth.

The Bigger Picture: Chiropractic Care And Wellness

While the prospect of gaining height might draw some to chiropractic care, the core focus of this practice remains wellness and prevention.

  • By improving nerve function, reducing pain and enhancing mobility, chiropractic care can lead to improved quality of life.
  • Improved posture and spinal alignment can indeed make you ‘stand taller’, but these changes are usually subtle and secondary to the main health benefits.

Ready To Stand Taller And Feel Better?

Whether it’s about improving your posture and standing a little taller or enhancing your overall well-being, our team is here to support your journey towards health and wellness. We invite you to embrace the whole-body benefits of chiropractic care with Central Queensland Chiropractic Centre.

Take the first step towards a healthier you. Book your appointment today with Central Queensland Chiropractic Centre.

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