There are numerous post-adjustment scenarios that can occur, and they differ from person to person. A patient may experience immediate relief, no relief, relief after a few days, or even future pain. There are several things you can do if one or more of these circumstances occur.
If you feel relief right away, that's fantastic! It's now critical to keep track of whether the problem returns, how long it took, the extent of relief, and whether it's the same region or if your body is directing your attention to new areas. Maintain an awareness of what causes the problem to resolve rather than worsen.
Tell your chiropractor right away if you don't get any relief. They will most likely tell you to give it 24 hours or longer and see where you're at. This is true, an adjustment may need to "settle" from time to time. This indicates that the nervous system needs some time to digest and organize the new information. Keep an eye on your issue and let us know if anything changes when you come in for your next appointment.
When your body lets go of tension, it can manifest as a physical illness, such as flu-like symptoms. Drinking plenty of water is essential for keeping your muscles, joints, and body hydrated. Bring this to the attention of your chiropractor if you are experiencing additional pain. Muscle pain is fairly common, and icing the affected area is recommended.
Is there anything you can't do after getting adjusted? The short answer is that you should be able to resume your normal activities. Although it is beneficial to retrain muscles to a new state of alignment, many people are hesitant to exercise after a chiropractic adjustment. If something makes you uncomfortable or causes you pain, you should stop doing it. In general, there isn't much to post-adjustment care. The most important takeaway is to be aware of how your body feels after an adjustment and to inform your chiropractor at your next appointment.