After you visit a chiropractor, your body is going to feel different and you may even feel sore or have different aches and pains than when you arrived. This is because your body is going through the healing process and is trying to re-align itself to achieve a state of balance or homeostasis. During this time it is very important to eat healthy and keep your body hydrated.
Drinking water is important, because it is needed to flush the toxins out of your body that are released during chiropractic and massage treatments. We recommend drinking at least 8 glasses of water every day and even more on the treatment days. Water is vital to keeping healthy and is needed to help your body recover from injury.
A healthy diet is also important during the time of your treatments. Eating a healthy diet composed of small portions of meat and lots of fresh vegetables, fruits, and nuts will help the recovery process and should help your mental state as well.
Another important exercise to do after your treatment is to take a 10 or 20 minute walk to keep your back loose and your spine time to adjust. Avoid using the problem areas and try to resist touching our massaging the areas that were adjusted.