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May 8

If you're new to chiropractic care, you might have some questions after your first appointment. Your body has recently gone through medical treatment, and every medical procedure has some side effects. "What is normal and what is not?" is a constant inquiry. Our objective at Peak Potential Family Chiropractic - Houston Heights is to educate our patients about the side effects of chiropractic adjustments so that they know what to expect at every stage of the road.


What Are the Typical Chiropractic Adjustment Side Effects?

Not all side effects are unpleasant; in fact, some chiropractic side effects, even if they seem strange, can indicate that your treatment is working. In most situations, side effects are unimportant, but you should keep track of them and inform your doctor at your next appointment. If something alarming occurs and you're not sure if it's normal, call your doctor straight away to discuss your symptoms. A chiropractic adjustment can have a variety of adverse effects, many of which are totally natural.


Aching and Soreness

Mild pain and muscular aches are usual after a chiropractic adjustment, especially if your chiropractor has done muscle manipulation. To improve the chances of movement, a chiropractor may need to release the surrounding muscles with pressure or special medical equipment before making an adjustment.

If you've had muscle work done before an adjustment, you'll feel a little sore and aching afterward. In most cases, the soreness subsides or disappears completely within 24 hours. If it lasts longer than that, you should see a doctor. It's possible that the pain is similar to what you'd feel after a deep tissue massage.

Additionally, if you're getting treatment for a child's injury, such as a dislocated joint, you can feel some discomfort at the worksite. This is typical, albeit the discomfort should be minor rather than severe.


You may suffer some bruising, similar to the hurting and discomfort you may feel if a chiropractor performs muscle work before an adjustment, depending on the strength of the work. This is normal, but it should be kept to a minimum.

Bowel Movements Changes

Many people are unaware that chiropractic care can influence the way our digestive systems work. If you've been experiencing back pain recently, you may discover that it goes away after a chiropractic adjustment.

Symptoms of a Mild Cold

Following a chiropractic adjustment, you may feel symptoms that resemble those of a cold, but don't panic; it's not communicable. This occurs when toxins are released or toxins begin to be removed from your body as a result of chiropractic care. These symptoms are actually a good indicator, but they should not be severe or long-lasting.

There is a range of different symptoms that you may encounter after seeing a chiropractor, and each person's experience will be unique. When your doctor performs the procedure, they should tell you what to expect; if they don't, please inquire. Again, if you're concerned about a symptom you're having after a chiropractic adjustment, call your doctor to talk about it, or seek immediate medical attention if the symptom is serious.


What Are Some Things You Should Never Do After a Chiropractor Visit?


While there are a number of symptoms that are usually following a chiropractic adjustment, there are a few things you should never experience. Some of them are really terrifying and may indicate a serious condition that necessitates quick medical attention.

Speech Impairment

While muscle soreness is usual after a chiropractic visit, you should never have difficulties speaking or losing your voice. This could indicate serious spinal cord damage that necessitates rapid medical intervention.


Sharp, shooting pains that get worse when you move

While some soreness is normal, you should not have any new acute, shooting pains when moving after seeing a chiropractor. This could indicate a strain on a specific location or that it has gotten misaligned. If you feel sharp, shooting pains after chiropractic treatment, especially shooting sensations that travel, call your doctor right once to discuss the issue.


Movement Impairment

While you may have stiffness after a chiropractic treatment, you should never lose movement in any part of your body. There should never be a lack of movement in your neck, fingers, toes, or arms. If you notice this symptom, see a doctor right away.

Following a visit to the chiropractor, a patient may suffer a variety of symptoms. Some are perfectly normal and innocuous, while others indicate major medical problems. Whether or not you believe they are serious, if you are experiencing pain or any other troubling symptoms, you should consult your doctor.


At Peak Potential Family Chiropractic - Houston Heights, we create treatment plans that are tailored to each patient's specific needs, and we'll walk you through the process step by step. We'll be here for you throughout your treatment, and there's no question too small for our professionals to answer. Our goal is to assure each patient's safety and well-being while assisting with pain relief and injury healing.