Visiting a chiropractor can help ease joint tension and discomfort, alleviate pain, and improve mobility. At Vida Integrated Health, we can improve your overall well-being by offering high-quality chiropractic care. We’ll encourage you to drink ample water after your chiropractic session to maximize the treatment benefits. Here are the reasons for drinking water after a chiropractic visit:
Promote Spine Health
The spine comprises discs, joints, and cartilage that need water to function properly. Water provides lubrication, allowing the joints to move without restriction.
During your chiropractic visit, our chiropractor gently manipulates the spine to correct alignment problems. This squeezes out some of the water in the vertebrae. Drinking water renourishes the spinal discs, allowing them to continue moving freely. Water can also aid the healing process, reducing the risk of feeling sore after your adjustment.
Flush Toxins From the Body
Toxins create bubbles along the spine and joints when your body is misaligned. Our chiropractors will realign the spine and joints during your visit, causing the toxin bubbles to burst. Water can help flush out the toxins from your bloodstream and prevent them from recirculating back to your joints.
Improve Joint Mobility
The synovial fluid responsible for joint lubrication is primarily made of water. Drinking water after your adjustment may increase the synovial fluid. This can reduce friction when moving and allow you to maintain your new range of motion.
Chiropractic care can cause soreness and stiffness, which can be alleviated by staying hydrated. Water carries oxygen and nutrients to the affected muscles and tissues. This can speed up the recovery process and leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.
Things To Do After Seeing a Chiropractor
Besides drinking water, our chiropractors recommend other things to do after a chiropractic adjustment to enhance your treatment’s effectiveness, including:
Give your body time to heal by relaxing after your adjustment. Avoid heavy lifting, extreme workouts, or strenuous activity that may stress your body. This is key to maintaining your new alignment. Our chiropractors may recommend using heat or ice to enhance joint relaxation and circulation.
Doing gentle stretches after your adjustment can improve mobility, reduce the risk of future injuries, and ease muscle tension. Our chiropractors will recommend safe exercises tailored to your condition and needs. Follow the recommendations for a fast healing process.
Maintain Good Posture
Good posture can help maintain spinal alignment and optimize overall health and well-being. It can prevent stress on your spine, which can undo the work and adjustments made during a chiropractic session. Good posture can also help correct bad habits contributing to your spinal issues. This can minimize the risk of future injuries.
Avoid Prolonged Sitting
Sitting for a long period can strain your back and neck. This can cause misalignment even after your adjustment. Take frequent breaks to stretch or walk around if you must sit for an extended period.
Start Your Path to Recovery With Vida Integrated Health
Vida Integrated Health provides access to many musculoskeletal health experts under one roof. Our chiropractic team collaborates with our massage and physical therapists to deliver quality care. Your treatment plan will include adjustments and exercises for all-rounded wellness. Contact us to reach an experienced board-certified chiropractor.