Starter's soreness is common with many physical activities - the 'start' of lifting weights, horseback riding or working in the garden after a long winter off. 'Starting' Chiropractic care is no different.
If you have joints, muscles and ligaments that have been inactive, don't be surprised if you're sore after your first few Chiropractic sessions. Adjustments themselves are gentle and comfortable, but your spine may respond with some soreness to the increased motion and new positioning. But don't worry - the pangs of rekindled function are normal, expected and temporary.
As your spine becomes accustomed to its healthier state, the soreness will abate and your comfort levels will improve. It's important to continue good chiropractic habits to avoid regressing back to where you began. Start soreness can only return if you fail to maintain.
Note from Dr. Katie:
We always tell patients that starting out with chiropractic is like starting a new workout routine. Your body isn't used to it yet, so soreness initially can occur. At Sleigh Family Chiropractic, we give each patient recommendations individually to reduce and avoid this soreness. The possibility of soreness should not prevent people from seeking out chiropractic care. Don't delay and give us a call at 847-788-0880 to set up an initial evaluation!