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What You Shouldn't Do After Visiting a Chiropractor

By Madhusudhan Tammisetti

Following a chiropractic consultation, you should refrain from doing some things. The risk of "misalignment" of the spine again, developing a new injury, or exacerbating an injury are all reasons to avoid certain activities after leaving a chiropractic clinic. By doing the incorrect things after a chiropractic adjustment, you may be undoing the effectiveness of the treatment.

Chiropractic Adjustment Isn't a Done and Dusted Solution

Treating disorders with the muscles or spine is a continuous procedure that may take a long period. Healing takes time, whether you've been injured in a slip or fall while playing a sport or in an auto accident. A single session of chiropractic adjustment may not cure a patient's condition.

Although it may provide immediate relief, you may have to continue with your therapy to see that you recover completely. When it comes to your next adjustment, you should listen to the chiropractor's advice. Initially, they may advise you to return more regularly and then gradually reduce the time between appointments as your health improves.

Don't Ignore the Chiropractor's Advice

It's important to follow the chiropractor's recommendations throughout the therapy. After all, chiropractors are qualified medical practitioners who have dealt with injuries and illnesses similar to yours on several occasions. They always offer you, sound counsel.

Although you may want to play your favorite sport, it's critical to follow the chiropractor's recommendations if your knee pain prevents you from doing so. Communicate with your chiropractor if you're afraid that the directions they've given you aren't needed or feasible. Your chiropractor may walk you through the treatment plan, explaining why some activities are permitted, and others are not.

Let the chiropractor know right away if you're worried about sticking to certain parts of the treatment plan. If they know how you're feeling, they may devise a new strategy that will allow you to recuperate and resume your normal activities as soon as possible.

Don't Immediately Do Strenuous Exercise or Activities

It's important not to engage in a rigorous exercise regimen or strenuous activities shortly after an adjustment, especially when you're going through treatment for an injury. If you're getting treatment for a problem like a ligament or muscle rupture, a joint dislocation, or a significant sprain, resuming strenuous activity right away may result in even more damage. It's also important that you should avoid lifting heavy items after an adjustment.

Your tendons, bones, muscles, and ligaments need time to recover, and going through a chiropractic adjustment doesn't imply you're fit to play again. Instead, consult with the chiropractor to create a recovery exercise plan and to get the OK to resume as you were pre-injury. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Antonio, Tex.

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