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    What Can You Expect After a Chiropractic Adjustment?

    When you visit our Lakeville chiropractor, you may receive a recommendation for chiropractic alignments. Whilst the concept of moving your vertebrae may seem scary, you’ll soon discover that a chiropractor for personal injury in Lakeville or a chiropractor for auto accident injury in Lakeville, MN, will gently administer this treatment, causing little to no discomfort. However, it’s important to know what to expect once you return home. 

    Can Resume Normal Activities 

    No matter whether our Lakeville chiropractor is administering an alignment because of an auto accident or personal injury or as preventative care, you can resume your daily activities immediately following the procedure. For instance, if you were able to drive yourself to the appointment, you’ll be able to drive yourself home. If you’re still working, you may go to work after the treatment. Since chiropractic care is all natural, requires no medications, and is non-invasive, there is no recovery time. 

    Initial Reactions Vary 

    Some people notice pain relief immediately while others require several treatments to feel the effects. Patients have reported feeling rejuvenated after each treatment. On the other hand, some patients have reported feeling sore or achy at the conclusion of the treatment. How you feel varies, and it’s difficult to predict. Not to mention, how you feel after multiple treatments also differs from patient to patient. Moreover, some people see a higher degree of pain relief sooner than others. 

    Keep in mind that chiropractic alignments performed by a Lakeville chiropractor aren’t a cure-all. You may have some degree of pain and not regain all of your range of motion, even after several treatments. The goal is to improve your condition as much as possible, and for some people, that is possible.   

    What to Do If Pain Occurs 

    Most people don’t experience pain or soreness after their adjustment, though it is possible. It’s never severe because we make sure we thoroughly screen all patients before we administer any treatments. That way we can make sure the treatment plan is safe for their specific needs. 

    If you do feel achy or sore afterward, it usually resides in the first 24 hours after treatment. To combat the pain, you may use an ice pack on the area. 

    Possible Side Effects

    Besides pain and soreness, you may experience headaches and fatigue for the first few days after your treatment. Whilst it’s uncommon, it’s possible and not serious. Resting as needed and drinking enough fluid can help ease your symptoms. 

    Drink More Water 

    If you don’t drink any water or seldom drink water, we encourage you to drink it after your treatment. Even if you already drink water, it could help you to drink more. 

    During the alignment process, we don’t just help your spinal and nervous system health; the treatment also improves your circulation. The treatment also stimulates your muscles and other soft tissue, which could lead to a release of toxins. By increasing your fluid intake, you can flush them from your system more quickly, reducing or eliminating side effects. 

    Stay Active 

    Even if you feel a bit sore, it’s important to stay moving after you have a spinal alignment. Although the changes made to the musculoskeletal system during a chiropractic adjustment are minimal, there are changes. And if you sit down and become inactive following your treatment, you’re risking stressing your spine and the surrounding nerves and soft tissue, which can undo the results of your alignment. 

    While you don’t want to overwork your body, it could be in your best interest to go for a walk, jog, hike, or bike ride after your alignment, anything to get moving without overstressing your body. 

    When you visit our chiropractor for a personal injury in Lakeville or our chiropractor for an auto accident injury in Lakeville, MN, part of your treatment may consist of a spinal adjustment. Fortunately, you may receive results immediately and usually won’t have any ill effects. It helps to take care of yourself, and we can provide you with more tips when you visit us. 

    Book an appointment with Enlighten Chiropractic, serving Lakeville, MN, and the nearby region, by calling us at 952-232-1935. You may also use our convenient online contact form

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