Staying Hydrated After Your Chiropractic Appointment
By Donna Kostiew
It’s almost gotten to the point of silliness when talking about the importance of drinking water. It’s silly because there is no denying that we have to do it to maintain not only our health but our existence. Yes, we have to drink water. Yes, for some of us, that means up to 8 glasses a day. Yes, yes, yes … drink water, not soda or coffee. We all know this. But do you also know why it is important to drink water after a chiropractic adjustment?
Hmmm … I bet you haven’t given that much thought, have you?
Chiropractic Adjustments and the Hours That Follow
After you visit your chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic, your body may feel differently. For the first 24 hours you may experience mild side effects, but don’t be alarmed because these are perfectly normal. There is a possibility that you will feel sore or have a different kind of ache or pain than when you first arrived. This happens because after your body is realigned, it begins to go through the healing process. It’s during this time that it is vital to eat a healthy diet and to keep your body hydrated.
Hydration Helps to Remove Toxins from the Body
When your chiropractor performs an adjustment, your body is put into proper alignment, which reduces the stress and tension in your spine. Once this happens, the toxins that have been building up are finally able to be released. Drinking water after the adjustment will help to eliminate these toxins from your body more quickly. Remember those side effects that you may experience? Staying hydrated after your visit to the chiropractor will greatly reduce the severity and length of time for all of them. Drinking lots of water after your adjustment will also nourish the discs between the vertebrae, keeping your spine healthy and flexible.
Adding Hydration to Your Wellness Routine
Adding water to your routine every day, along with your regular chiropractic adjustments, is important for your overall health and wellness. By combining the two, you can reduce the likelihood of injuries or illnesses that may require additional care at a later date. When your body is able to eliminate toxins on a regular basis, it becomes less susceptible to future illness and will recover from injuries more quickly.
So, we have already established that you know water is one of the most essential components needed for life. And now you know the importance of staying hydrated after your visit to the chiropractor. If you want to maintain the benefits of your chiropractic adjustments, you will put down that soda, or you will skip the iced latte, and instead will pick up a bottle of water, the magical elixir of life.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Franklin, Tenn.