During a chiropractic adjustment you’re likely to hear your joints make a “crack” or “pop” sound which is the release of gas, specifically the release of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide. This audible release of gas, also known as joint cavitation, is what releases the pressure in your joints. When pressure builds up it can create subluxations which jams up the communications channels of your nervous system. After the pressure built up in your joints is released your body enters a healing process and it tries to re-align itself to achieve a state of homeostasis. Basically, a chiropractic adjustment helps remove blockades so that your body can do its job!
Why Is Water Important After My Chiropractic Adjustment?
Once your body is properly aligned and tension is released then your body more capable of letting go of any toxic buildup caused by the blockade of tension. Drinking water helps flush out these toxins and reduce the severity of any unpleasant side effects from the adjustment. Keeping yourself hydrated in general is important for proper digestive and kidney function and removing toxins and waste you’re your body.
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