Why do you have to drink a lot of water after chiropractic?

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A visit to the chiropractor can help relieve pain and stress as well as improve your overall health in the long run, which is something you probably already knew about. But, do you know why it is important to remain hydrated after getting a chiropractic adjustment? Well, it has something to do with the way toxins are released after tension is removed after a property alignment. Keep reading to learn more, and get in touch with our family chiropractors to schedule an appointment.
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chiropractic adjustments and the hours

that follow

After you have visited your local chiropractor, your body may feel differently. For the first 24 hours, you may experience mild side effects like soreness in the areas that were adjusted. Don’t be alarmed though, that is perfectly normal. This happens because after your body is realigned, it begins to go through the healing process. It is important to stay hydrated and eat healthy during this time.

hydratino helps remove toxins from

your body

When your chiropractor performs an adjustment, your body is put into pepper alignment, which reduces stress and tension in your spine. Once this happens, toxins that have been building up are finally able to be released, and drinking water helps remove those toxins from your body more quickly. Drinking lots of water after your adjustment will help nourish the discs between the vertebrae, keeping your spine healthy and flexible.

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align the vertebra

in place

How your body responds to a chiropractic adjustment is dependent on the water level of your body. The tissues and the ligaments in the spine need water for strength and flexibility, and if you don’t drink enough water after an adjustment, your body ligaments will lose strength and elasticity due to dehydration. As a result, the body will no longer hold the vertebrae in place and cause you to return to your local chiropractic professional.

how much water should you

be drinking?

Ideally, you should be drinking half of your body weight in water. For example, someone who weighs 150 lbs should drink 75 ounces of water per day. This may sound like a lot, but if you keep a water cup with you throughout your day, you will be able to space out the water intake and not feel like you are drowning.

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Now you know a little bit more about the importance of staying hydrated after you visit a chiropractor. If you want to maintain the benefits of your chiropractic adjustments, you should make regular chiropractic visits and stay hydrated no matter what! Give us a call today for family chiropractic sessions.