What to Expect After Your First Visit
For the most part, after just 24 hours of their first visit with a Chiropractor patients report relief. People explain a difference in the way they feel as looser, having more range of motion, sleeping better, and less pain. Some even report a surge of energy! This is a result of the spinal column being free to send nerve impulses back and forth from the body tissues and organs to the brain. Feeling relief is a great outcome! It is important for patients to remember that these subluxations didn’t happen overnight. While it is great to feel relief after one visit, more adjustments are usually needed to get the body functioning at its optimal level.
It is normal for some people to feel sore after their first visit. Although the adjustment may feel great, it’s important to remember that your body was in a subluxed or dysfunctional position for some time. Moving these joints into their correct position through adjustment might not make the surrounding muscles and tissues happy. As the body begins to make the changes throughout your care, parts of your body “wake” up and you become more aware of what is going on. Parts of the body which haven’t received normal nerve flow for years are now flooded with impulses and are sending and receiving new messages from the brain.
Some patients say they don’t feel any different after their first visit. It can take time for your body to adjust to a change of any kind. Little by little we will see progress in your health and life related to the changes we are making during your care. Remember, your body has taken your whole life to get to the state that it’s currently in. With a little time and excellent chiropractic care, we will get you on the road to wellness and away from dysfunction.
Make sure to report how you feel to your Chiropractor after your first visit!