What to Expect After Your Chiropractic Treatment

by Dr. Travis Utter
August 29th, 2015

New to Chiorpractic Care?

Seeking chiropractic treatment for back pain is not only necessary, but practical. Without the constant excruciating pain on your lower back, you can function in your daily life better. For some people, however, undergoing treatment for their pain is traumatic. They fear the unknown and question whether or not what they go through will be worth it.

What to Expect After a Chiropractic Adjustment

Chiropractic care is a natural healing experience that does not involve traumatic processes like surgery or medication with bad side effects. It treats the source of your pain, rather than just the symptoms, so your pain eases more quickly and permanently. Here are a few things many patients notice after beginning chiropractic treatment:

Symptoms Begin to Diminish

Even after the first treatment, most patients begin to experience a difference. They can move more freely and feel less tension and pain. 

Relaxed Body

Chiropractic treatment goes through several processes, one of which is massage therapy. Massage is used to relax your body before your chiropractor begins their adjustments, but the sensation lasts long after the treatment. 

Positive Feelings

Many patients feel great after a treatment because they can feel the changes the adjustment did for them. They feel at peace with their body and hopeful about full healing, which is a wonderful state to be in. 

Certain Reactions

Though patients feel generally better after treatment, it is not uncommon to feel certain discomforts as well. Some patients feel slight aches and soreness in their muscles. These discomforts are due to several reasons. If your muscles are in a weak state, the treatment can be a more dramatic adjustment for them. Your nerves may also be compressed with the treatment, which can make them more sensitive. 

Chiropractic Advice

Your chiropractor can help you adjust positively to the new state of your body. They will give you advice on what you need to do to live a healthier and more relaxed lifestyle during and after treatment to maximize its positive benefits on your body.