Depending on the things you do after your visit to the chiropractor, the effects of your treatment can last days or just a few hours. Fortunately, you can extend the positive effects of your adjustments by following a few simple guidelines. Pay Attention to Your Posture Poor posture can contribute to spinal misalignments, tight muscles and other uncomfortable symptoms. Although you may feel better after the adjustment, your results won't last very long if you slouch or spend hours hunched over your laptop or phone. When you use your phone or another digital device, hold it at eye level if possible. Constantly looking down at devices puts enormous strain on your neck and may even cause permanent damage to your spine if you don't change your habits.
One of the most frequently asked questions new chiropractic patients ask is “will I feel better right away?” The answer is solely based on the individual, length you had problem and the nature of their spinal issues. Many patients report feeling better right after an adjustment. Many more report feeling relaxed and flexible or “loose” after an adjustment. Sometimes people do not feel any different after their first appointment, which is completely normal. This does not mean the adjustment did not work or that nothing has changed. The normal nerve flow and neurons in the brain are newly restored/connected in your body and it can sometimes take a few days or weeks before you notice a difference or relief in the beginning of treatment.