Here are the best things to do after your chiropractic adjustment:
I am often asked, “what should I do after my adjustment?” Giving yourself a little time and space to fully experience the changes in your nervous system is the best strategy. Many people must rush right back to work or back to the car or back to a hectic life but there are choices we can make. Read the suggestions below in order to get the maximum benefit from your care.
As nerve coordination reorganizes, it is very common to experience changes to blood pressure, blood sugar, digestion, the immune system, and many other areas. It can also be common to experience a general overall feeling of wellness, feeling more at ease, feeling tensions change, or feeling energy or tingling in the body. This is because NeuroSpinal dysfunctions obstruct communication systems in one’s body at the core level of the nerve connection between the intelligence of one’s body and its physical coordination. It’s important to realize that all of these reactions are part of a person’s body reorganizing.
After an adjustment that re-organizes the nerve system, I highly recommend people don’t do much after. It’s a common mistake for people to schedule a chiropractor’s adjustment along with a massage session, a reiki session, or some other healing activity. I highly recommend that the first few chiropractic adjustments be done separately from any other healing activity. I would not recommend utilizing any other healing art on the same day as having a chiropractic adjustment, so you can really get the benefit and impact on your nervous system, and your body can utilize the forces that were applied without having to integrate another healing art. Also, if you regularly exercise or work out, I recommend scheduling your first few chiropractic adjustments several hours away from your exercise routine. I would not recommend you schedule them back-to-back or even at all close together. That way you get the most out of both activities.
The first couple of visits when seeing a chiropractor are focused on the organizational responsiveness of your spine and nerve system. The chiropractor should be checking and comparing how your body is responding to adjustments. In many ways, a person’s first session, or even first couple of sessions, are test signals to the nerve system. They are tracking the bodies responses within the nervous system is part of understanding their body and creating a custom course of care. Force is applied to the nervous system to make changes toward a better structure, better structural positioning, and better neurological behavior to alter a person’s perception of him/herself.
The practitioner taking care of you has to reassess those signals, especially after the first adjustment, to help inform a custom sequence for the type of adjustments that you’ll be receiving from there on out. Make sure that your second visit is scheduled within 24 or 48 hours of the first. A week later is not recommended, especially initially. Most people, when doing something new for their health or well being, need an immersion period. If you’re going to change your body with exercise, and you really want to create momentum, going to the gym once a week is not going to do it. The same principle applies when it comes to changing your spine and nerve system. An immersion period is needed to help you gain momentum. This momentum is crucial to the healing process. Without momentum your body will very quickly return to old patterns and behaviors. If a spinal system is going to rediscover connection, transform its structure, behavior, and perception, and awaken to the capacity to heal from within, momentum is the key.
4. The single best thing you can do after your first adjustments is simply to congratulate yourself. You have taken a solid and concrete step to improve your health and well being. A step that will create cascades of effects upon your future. See you in the office soon and enjoy the journey.
Feel free to contact our office if you have any questions or would like any more information about chiropractic wellness.
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