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Why You May Experience Soreness Following a Chiropractic Adjustment

For the most part, chiropractic adjustments are pain-free, and you can expect to experience some level of relief directly following a treatment session.

Occasionally, you may feel sore for a day or two following. It is not cause for alarm and is part of the body’s natural healing process.

This holds especially true in two cases. First, if you have sustained an injury, such as a car crash or hard fall. Your body has experienced a trauma that caused it to shift out of alignment.

No matter how quickly you get to the office of your chiropractor there will be some level of inflammation and swelling. Though chiropractic adjustments are gentle, your body is still full of endorphins and in defensive protection mode.

It may resist going back into place, though it needs to readjust. The combination of the adjustments and the force of the impact from the accident or fall can make your body feel sore, stiff, and painful for a few days following.

The second case would be if you tried to ignore a subluxation for a long period of time. When this happens your body naturally works in your favor to try and compensate for whatever is out of alignment.

The problem with this is that it can cause undue stress and wear and tear on other parts of the body. It can cause muscle, tendon, and ligaments to tighten and strain. When this tension is removed the body has to readjust back to the healthy position.

While it’s a massively positive move, it can cause inflammation and soreness while your body settles back in.

Chiropractic adjustments should never cause pain. The soreness experienced should be minimal and resolve within a few days.

Taking Arnica Montana (a homeopathic supplement) is a wonderful way to help alleviate bruising and muscle soreness associated with trauma to the body.

It can help speed healing and give relief not just in cases of adjustments, but for falls, bruising, accidents, and even surgery. It can be found in most health food stores and many drug stores now carry it as well.

Chiropractic is a wonderful modality to help proactively maintain health as well as to restore it. Give the office of Kaster Chiropractic in Fort Myers, Florida a call today. 239-332-2555 to schedule. Visit to learn more about our practice and how we can help you feel your very best.

Treating Patients in the Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Surrounding Areas Since 2003
With Musculoskeletal Conditions & Other Conditions Requiring Chiropractic Care