It is common to experience some soreness after a visit to the chiropractor.
Not everyone will experience discomfort or soreness after their first adjustment, but for those that do it is usually a “just worked out” kind of muscle soreness, and not pain.
Once a chiropractor adjusts and unlocks a spinal segment that has been stuck in place for a while, the muscles around that segment could get sore. This actually is a good sign. It means changes are happening in your body. It’s like when you go to the gym and have a really good workout and you feel some soreness the next day. I don’t know about you, but I like to feel a little soreness after a good workout!
Will I Always Be Sore?
You will not get sore after every adjustment. It takes the human body some time to adapt to the changes chiropractors create in the spine. Once a chiropractor gets a series of adjustments in, they begin to feel really good. Your muscles will start to relax, there will be less pressure on the nerves, and an overall feeling of comfort occurs after you get adjusted.
There are some things you can do after your first couple of adjustments to help prevent any soreness. Things like staying active and drinking a lot of water will help to negate soreness.
At our office, we review things like water intake and activity level with our patients during the first visits. We then make more specific recommendations based on patient bodies and specific situation. Make sure to ask your local chiropractor ways to help reduce any soreness after your first adjustments.
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