Feeling extremely tired after a chiropractic session is very common. This is due to your body adjusting to the new way your nervous system is reacting to the treatment.
Staying hydrated and healthy after a chiropractic appointment. Drinking water is important, because it is needed to flush the toxins out of your body that are released during chiropractic treatments.
Feeling feverish after an adjustment is commonly occur to some patients side effects. The toxin release is what can result in a short – term fever following an adjustment.
When you experience your very first chiropractic adjustment, the body natural response would feels like after intense exercise sensation. When the body shifted position, the pressure is no longer being placed on the nerves. Sensation of pins and needles or unpleasant pain can be occasionally happens and will soon abate once full feeling has been restored to the arm.
When an adjustment is made, it affects more than just the spine, muscles, tendons, nerves, blood vessels and organs must all adapt to the adjusted alignment of the spine. This is a perfectly natural process that the body undergoes.
Each session is an extensive exercise session, you may feel sore and tired after each session, this is normal. To recover faster make sure that:
Drink plenty of water (at least 2.5 liter/day)
Massaging the sore area will be fine, as long as it is a gentle pressure. For best result is compress the sore area with icepack for about 5 to 10 minutes repeatedly every 2 hours. Stretching the sore area (Ask dr. to teach stretching)
If possible, take a cold to lukewarm shower, rather than hot shower to let muscles relax.
We recommends that patients who experience any reactions above following a chiropractic adjustment to just rest, stretch, and keep hydrated as much as possible. The more adjustments, the less severe side effects you likely to experience.