Drinking Water After an Adjustment
We all know that drinking water is important right? Well it’s even more important to drink water, immediately following a chiropractic adjustment. After you visit a chiropractor your body will feel different than when you walked in. You might feel sore or experience muscles spasms or you might just feel completely relaxed and “loose” after receiving an adjustment. When you have your spine adjusted, it is for the purpose of helping your body heal and to achieve a state of wellness. Realigning the spine is crucial to the healing of your problem.
Every time you receive an adjustment, muscles and bones are moved and stimulated and as a result, your body releases toxins. The same is true after a massage. To help the body along, drinking water immediately following your adjustment, is always recommended. Of course eating well and getting in all your fruits and veggies and laying off the sugar, will dramatically increase your health and wellness.
Many people don’t like the taste, or should I say, the lack of taste of water. But there are some things you can do to make water more palatable. Get a large pitcher and fill it with water. Add slices of lemon, orange, cucumber or mint leaves, or any combination of those. Also, adding ice can be an effective way of making water more palatable. Get creative, with it! And remember, soda and flavored beverages are not a substitute for drinking water. At Pure Chiropractic, we have water available for our patients, but you can always bring your bottle of water in with you.