When you are about to experience something new for the first time, it is completely normal to search the internet for tips and advice on what you can expect. If you are new to the world of chiropractic care, at Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we are here to provide you with insight on what you can expect following your very first chiropractic adjustment.
However, every individual is different, so not every person will experience the same things. Read on to learn a few things you may experience after you have been adjusted.
Our Chiropractic Care
First, it’s important to understand exactly what chiropractic care is and what it can do for you. Chiropractic care is an extremely effective, drug-free alternative treatment for many different conditions.
Most frequently, chiropractic care helps those struggling with:
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Knee Pain
- And much more
Chiropractic care is beneficial for people recovering from injuries that affect the body’s musculoskeletal alignment. Subluxations, or misalignments of the spine, happen for a variety of reasons. By talking with your chiropractor, you should be able to determine if any of your lifestyle choices are playing a part.
Keep in mind, however, you do not have to be in pain to benefit from chiropractic care as minor subluxations can start causing problems before you feel any pain at all. It is always a great idea to have a posture checkup so those small problems can be corrected before they grow and start causing pain. Chiropractic adjustments are meant to restore alignment, proper function, and movement to your spine and joints.
How Will You Feel After Your Adjustment?
One of the most frequently asked questions first-time patients want answered is “will I feel better right away?” The answer here is based solely on the individual and the nature of their issues, however, many people do report feeling better right after an adjustment. Many report feeling more relaxed and flexible afterward. Remember that any relief you feel has the potential to not last as it may take some time for your muscles to be trained to hold your joints in proper alignment.
Will There Be Discomfort?
On the flip side, many people wonder if they will feel any discomfort following their adjustment. The funny thing about our bodies is that they can become so used to being out of alignment that when they are put into alignment for the first time, you may feel a bit achy or sore in your joints. Don’t worry though, as this should not last any longer than a day. Always keep in mind that it may take a few days to notice any changes at all in your body, but sticking to your chiropractor’s treatment plan, regardless of how you’re feeling post adjustment, is imperative!
What Should You Do After Your Adjustment?
Chiropractic care is a part of a healthy lifestyle, so it’s important for you to make any necessary changes at home and work to relieve the stressors that cause pressure on your spine and nerves for your adjustments to work properly. Be sure to eat properly, drink plenty of water, and stay well-rested for optimal results! So, what are you waiting for? Fill out the contact form on our website or give us a call at (631) 447-2299 for a free consultation or to get started with treatment!