Chiropractic adjustment is a method through which trained specialists (chiropractors) apply a regulated, sudden force to a spinal joint using their hands or a small instrument. The aim of this procedure, also referred to as spinal manipulation, is to strengthen the movement of the spinal cord and improve the physical function of your body.
Reactions to manipulation of the spinal cord are both common and benign. They normally appear and disappear immediately after therapy (usually the day after treatment). Discomfort in the area of treatment (two-thirds of reactions) is the most common reaction, accompanied by discomfort in places other than medication, exhaustion, or fever (10% each). Nausea, dizziness, or “other” reactions are reported uncommonly. Reactions at the beginning of the therapy sequence are most commonly reported by women. Patients with chronic problems are much more likely to report reactions to the treatment. However, patients with no prior chiropractic care experience do not report more reactions than patients previously treated by chiropractors.
After having a chiropractic adjustment, the toxins that were trapped in your body are removed at last. That’s a good thing because it means the body is being cleaned and repaired, but it has a potential drawback. The toxic release can have a brief effect on how well you feel. You’re likely to feel flu-like symptoms and also a mild cold after the very first chiropractic treatment. Studies indicate this effect in 20 cases for every 100 patients who first receive chiropractic treatment. If you have ever witnessed this, and have never known what it was, maybe this is your lucky day! The word release of toxic substances is as self-explanatory as they come.
The negative effects simply indicate that your body reacts positively to the changes according to the principle of the negative and positive reaction. Similarly, nausea should not be linked to chiropractic treatment with any bodily reaction. It is a common misconception that if you feel nausea, this means the body rejects the treatment of chiropractic. Moreover, one must understand that pain is simply a consequence of abdominal distress.
Furthermore, this is triggered by the place you are put in while undergoing treatment. Also, feeling unexpectedly tired should not ring any warning bells when having chiropractic treatment. Chiropractic treatments on your body can do quite a lot. You should take a 10 to 20-minute break after undergoing a chiropractic treatment.
What you should remember when you go for chiropractic treatment are the side effects listed above. It’s a certainty you’ll experience them, and if you do, there’s no need for fear. These side effects aren’t dangerous. If the symptoms persist, feel free to seek medical treatment immediately.