All You Need To Know About Chiropractic Aftercare
Choosing to go for a chiropractic treatment is a step towards better physical health. Chiropractic care restores your balance, posture, and rids you of chronic pain. However, your chiropractor isn’t solely responsible for the successful results of the chiropractic treatment. There are some things that you must keep in mind and follow post treatment for better outcome.
Ahead, we have rounded up some self-care practices that will determine the effectiveness of your chiropractic treatment.
Keep Yourself Hydrated
The bones and muscles in your body are moved and adjusted in chiropractic therapy, which leads to production of toxins in the body—just like after you receive a massage. It’s important to flush these toxins out of your body and the most effective way to do it is by drinking plenty of water. Keeping yourself well-hydrated at least for two weeks after a chiropractic adjustment will keep you from feeling dizzy, getting headaches and feeling fatigued or weak.
Your chiropractor will often recommend a set of exercise to perform after your treatment. To make the most of chiropractic treatments, it is critical that your follow their recommendations. Avoid activities that involve sitting for long hours. If your job requires you to sit for long hours, take small breaks and walk around whenever possible. Yoga and meditation are other good and low-impact activities that will help your body revert to a healthy adjustment in a shorter time period.
But Be Careful with Your Movements!
Sure, you need to be active after your treatment, but also make sure that you aren’t overdoing it. Any jerky or quick movements can increase your chances of worsening your condition. Make sure your back is straight while you’re in your car, or sitting at work. Also, you don’t want to lift heavy objects at least for some time after your treatment as it could lead to chronic back pain. Update your chiropractor with your progress on a regular basis and seek advice before you increase your activity levels.
If you have more queries about what you should do and what you must avoid after a chiropractic treatment, ask us at Shelby County Chiropractic by Dr James Stapleton, DC. We offer chiropractic treatment for headaches, back pain relief and other personalized chiropractic care in Kentucky. For further details and information about our services, call us at 502-633-1073.