Numerous benefits come with chiropractic adjustments, both short-term and long-term. From providing patients with immediate relief from an injury to helping retrain and realign the spinal column, chiropractic adjustments have helped millions of people worldwide. If you’ve never been to the chiropractor before, you may be unsure of what to expect and may have questions about what spinal manipulation is. Here at Premier Injury Clinics of DFW, our compassionate team strives to make every person who walks through our doors comfortable and at ease. We understand that going to the chiropractor can be intimidating if it’s your first time, which is why we take the time to explain what an adjustment is and what you can expect in the hours, days, and weeks after.
Today we are going to look at what some of the best things are for you to do following a chiropractic adjustment. While every individual is different, there are numerous things you can do to help support your system as it adjusts to the treatment. Many people do not realize this, but a chiropractic adjustment affects various components of your body, including the nervous system. It is not uncommon to experience changes in blood pressure, blood sugar, digestion, the immune system, and your emotional state following a chiropractic adjustment.
Steps to Take Following a Chiropractic Adjustment
As always, if you have any questions about what you should do after your adjustment, we encourage you to ask. Below are general tips that will help your body heal, but every individual is different, and we are happy to provide you with additional suggestions. Let’s now take a look at the best things to do following a chiropractic adjustment at Premier Injury Clinics of DFW:
- Drink plenty of water – One of the first things to remember is that you need to stay hydrated following a chiropractic adjustment. This is because, when you receive a spinal adjustment, your muscles and bones are stimulated, resulting in the body releasing toxins. To protect your joints and nourish the cells, be sure and drink plenty of water when you leave our office.
- Stay active – While you may not want to jump right back into a rigorous workout, staying active and keeping your body moving is a good idea. The last thing you want is to undo everything we did during your appointment, so try and avoid sitting for long periods and time and keep that mobility going.
- Be careful with your actions – Yes, you want to keep moving and avoid sitting after your adjustment but be careful and avoid overdoing it. Keep your new alignment intact by refraining from heavy lifting and being mindful of your movements.
- Stay on top of your exercises – If your chiropractor gave you exercises to perform, be sure and do them. These exercises are designed to encourage strengthening and healing and can go a long way in ensuring the adjustment is effective.
At Premier Injury Clinics of DFW, it is our goal to make sure you get the best out of your adjustment. Please keep the above tips in mind and come back to our clinics for an additional adjustment, should you require it.