What not to do after a chiropractic adjustment?


After a chiropractic adjustment, it’s important to take some precautions to avoid undoing the work that was done and to allow your body to heal properly. Here are some things to avoid after a chiropractic adjustment:

  1. Don’t engage in strenuous activities: It’s best to avoid any strenuous activities, such as lifting heavy weights or doing intense exercise, for at least 24-48 hours after a chiropractic adjustment.

  2. Don’t sit for extended periods: Prolonged sitting can be harmful to your spine and can undo the effects of a chiropractic adjustment. Try to take frequent breaks to move around and stretch your legs.

  3. Don’t use heat therapy: Avoid using hot packs or other forms of heat therapy after a chiropractic adjustment, as this can increase inflammation and swelling.

  4. Don’t sleep on your stomach: Sleeping on your stomach can put unnecessary strain on your neck and spine. It’s best to sleep on your back or side after a chiropractic adjustment.

  5. Don’t drink alcohol: Alcohol can interfere with your body’s ability to heal and can increase inflammation, so it’s best to avoid drinking alcohol after a chiropractic adjustment.

  6. Don’t skip your follow-up appointments: Your chiropractor may recommend follow-up appointments to ensure that your spine is properly aligned and to monitor your progress. It’s important to attend these appointments to achieve the best possible results from your chiropractic care.

Remember to always follow the specific instructions provided by your chiropractor, as they may have additional recommendations or precautions based on your individual needs and condition.