The key is to keep your body and mind as still as possible, so that the chiropractor can easily adjust you. This is best achieved by regulating your breathing to a slow, steady pace.
It is important to drink plenty of water before and after your adjustment. This helps your nervous system and all the tissues in your body to function properly.
Avoid caffeine prior to your adjustment, as it may cause you to tense up and resist the chiropractic adjustment. This can interfere with the chiropractic adjustment process and cause discomfort for yourself and your chiropractor.
During your adjustment, the chiropractor will use their hands to apply quick thrusts of motion to the joints involved in your spinal dysfunction. This usually does not hurt, but some people can experience slight soreness and aches.
Soreness and aches can be an indication that your body is responding to the adjustment. The soreness and aches should subside within twenty-four hours.
Achieving maximum results requires sticking to your treatment plan. That means avoiding bad posture habits, poor sleep position, and other bad behaviors that are not helping your condition.
In addition, your body can release hormones during a chiropractic adjustment that can help you to relax and unwind. These hormones are oxytocin and neurotensin, both of which have significant anti-stress benefits.