Question: Why Do I Hurt More After The Chiropractor?

Is it normal to feel worse after chiropractor?

Some people express mild discomfort after their first few chiropractic adjustments as their body adjusts to this new normal of proper spinal alignment.

Muscles that may have weakened or been used to supporting poor posture are now being asked to support the body in a new and more healthy way..

What can you not do after chiropractic adjustment?

After your adjustment, you don’t want your body to immediately revert to the same position it was in. Avoid sitting for long periods of time after seeing the chiropractor, if possible, and enjoy the mobility that your adjustment has created by going for a long walk, or take a bike ride.

Why do you need to drink water after a chiropractic adjustment?

After a chiropractor is done working on your back, the bones will need to have their water replenished. Dehydration will often cause constant back pain and possible mobility problems. When you rehydrate, your body prioritizes your vital organs. Make sure to drink enough water so the excess can go to your back.

Do chiropractic adjustments release toxins?

When you receive a chiropractic adjustment, the toxins that were locked in your body are finally released. This is a good thing, as it means your body is being cleansed and cured, but it does have a temporary downside. Toxic release can briefly impact how well you feel, and you may experience cold or flu-like symptoms.

Can chiropractors damage your spine?

If your chiropractor mishandles you, they may cause injuries to the discs, making your condition even worse. You should never take chances with your body.

Is going to the chiropractor 3 times a week too much?

In general, in the absence of progressive worsening of a condition during chiropractic care, a common chiropractic program is 3 times per week for 2 to 4 weeks, followed by a re-evaluation.

What is the popping sound when you get adjusted?

This is caused by small pockets of air or bubbles, which are in the fluid that surrounds your joints. When joint tissues are stretched during a chiropractic adjustment, the pockets of air “pop,” which creates that cracking sound you hear. After this treatment, you may feel more movement in your back.

How long should you be sore after a chiropractic adjustment?

Usually, the soreness does not last more than 24 hours. Some patients share that their soreness goes away faster and only lasts a couple of hours after an adjustment. Chiropractors explain that regular treatments may decrease the soreness completely.

How do you sleep after a chiropractic adjustment?

For best practices while sleeping on your back, you should place a pillow under your knees or a rolled towel under your lower back to maintain the spine’s general curve. In general, back sleeping is definitely one of the best postures when it comes to your chiropractic health, and we would encourage everyone to try it!