Do Chiropractic Adjustments Release Toxins from Your Body?

By Dr. Ravin Sodhi, D.C.

PUBLISHED ON August 18, 2022

Have you ever experienced flu-like symptoms after a visit to the chiropractor? If so, you may wonder, “Have I caught a bug, or do chiropractic adjustments release toxins?”

It’s common for people to feel unwell after receiving chiropractic care. Some people experience flu-like symptoms, such as fever, fatigue, and muscle aches. When the chiropractor adjusts your spine, the process releases toxins built up due to injury or poor posture. This post will explain why your body releases these toxins and some tips on dealing with the condition.

What is Toxic Release?

Toxic release occurs when a chiropractor adjusts a patient’s spine or pelvis, allowing tissues in and around those areas to release pressure. This pressure can cause toxins in those tissues to spread into the bloodstream and out of your body through your lymphatic system.

Do chiropractic adjustments release toxins into the body? Yes. The process can be unpleasant for some chiropractic patients, and it can take several days for the symptoms to subside.

How Long Does Toxic Release Last After Chiropractic Adjustment?

It’s hard to say precisely how long toxic release symptoms will last after a chiropractic adjustment. It depends on the individual, their condition, and the severity of their spinal issues.

You can generally expect to experience a reduction in your symptoms within 24 hours of your adjustment. Many people notice that their pain decreases significantly after a chiropractic adjustment over the first day or two.

After that, it’s a matter of degrees—you may have some lingering symptoms for several days or weeks after chiropractic treatment, but they should be much less severe than before.

Symptoms of Toxic Release After Chiropractic Adjustment

When the nervous system is blocked, it can cause a buildup of energy in the body that can manifest as physical and mental symptoms. Clearing this blockage through chiropractic care can release an overwhelming flow of energy through the body, which requires an adjustment period.

The most common symptoms of the toxic release include:

  • Brain fog
  • Coughing or sneezing fits (especially after sleeping)
  • Depression or anxiety (sometimes described as feeling “flu-like”)
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • Muscle soreness and spasms
  • Nausea
  • Pain or numbness in the neck or back of the head
  • Sweating at night or during exercise

The good news is that most people will only experience these symptoms for a short period before their bodies adjust to having their systems cleared out.

Schedule Professional Chiropractic Care Today

Chiropractic adjustments can be a great way to get back on track and feel good again. If you’ve been experiencing any physical discomfort or pain, we’d love to help you determine whether chiropractic care might be a good fit for you.

Whenever you’re feeling out of whack, getting the help you need is essential. At Active Life Wellness Center, we’re here to help you find your balance again. If you need chiropractic treatment in Brampton, please contact us at (905) 458-6677 for treatment.

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