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Toxin Release

By Dr. Veronica Brynaert, Orleans Chiropractor

“Is it normal to feel sore, achy, or have a headache after an adjustment?”

Does this sound like you post-adjustment? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Many of our patients ask and experience similar things, and here’s why:

Toxic release occurs when a chiropractor adjusts a patient’s spine or pelvis, allowing tissues to release pressure in and around those areas. This pressure can cause toxins in those tissues into the bloodstream and out of your body through your lymphatic system.

We absorb harmful toxins from our environment daily without even realizing it. These toxins are in the food we eat, the cosmetics we use, and even the clothes we wear. They are also prevalent in the air around us and in the water we drink.

When the nervous system is blocked, it can cause a buildup of energy in the body, manifesting as physical and mental symptoms.

The most common symptoms of the toxic release include:

·       Brain fog

·       Coughing or sneezing fits (especially after sleeping)

·       Cold or flu-like symptoms

·       Diarrhea

·       Fatigue

·       Fever

·       Headaches

·       Muscle soreness and spasms

·       Nausea

·       Sweating at night or during exercise

You can generally expect to experience a reduction in your symptoms within 24 hours of your adjustment. Many people notice that their pain decreases significantly after a chiropractic adjustment over the first day or two.

The best thing you can do to help in your recovery is:

·       Get plenty of rest

·       Drink plenty of fluids

·       Avoid caffeine and alcohol during your recovery period

·       Eat healthily

·       Get moving

·       Stretch

If you’re ever unsure of something during or post-adjustment, ask us! Chiropractic adjustments can be a great way to get back on track and feel good again. If you’ve been experiencing any physical discomfort or pain, we’d love to help you determine whether chiropractic care might be a good fit for you.

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