Spinal manipulation therapy or adjustment is one of the primary therapies that a chiropractor will use to help with a myriad of alignment issues. What you do after the adjustment can have a significant impact on maximising the benefits of chiropractic care. Here is a quick look at some of the things you should do after seeing a general chiropractor for an adjustment that will boost all the good effects.
1. Slow Down But Keep Moving
Following your adjustment, you wouldn't want your body to go back to its former state of limited mobility by not moving around. You also wouldn't want to overdo it and hurt yourself in the process.
As such, stay active after the adjustment but avoid high-impact exercises. A long walk, a bicycle ride and swimming are among low-impact exercises you should consider.
2. Rest Up
As your chiropractor will tell you, you should always ensure that you get enough sleep every night, and more so after an adjustment. Adjustments help to realign your body and getting enough sleep will only boost this as it helps your body to heal.
Your chiropractor may recommend ways to maintain a healthy alignment as you sleep. You may also need to change your mattress and pillow to achieve excellent body alignment.
3. Drink A Lot Of Water
With every adjustment, the chiropractor will be stimulating your muscles and bones. Drinking plenty of water helps with cushioning the joints that connect these muscles for faster healing and better alignment. It also helps to transport nourishment to the muscles.
Lastly, the stimulations will cause your body to release toxins. Drinking a lot of water will only help in flushing out these toxins from your body for a healthier you.
4. Go Back
You may start to feel much better after just one visit to the chiropractor's office, but is no justification to stop at just the one visit. Whether it's from a recent injury or bad posture over many years, one adjustment session is usually never enough to correct body misalignments.
Keep up with your appointments to maintain your body's healing momentum. If you feel that good after one adjustment, imagine how much more you can feel if you follow through with the entire plan as recommended by your chiropractor.
With these tips, you can help your chiropractor to help you. You can always speak to your chiropractor about more dos and don'ts that you should keep in mind after your adjustment session.