What do Daylight Savings Time and a Chiropractic Adjustment have in common? Both give you more LIGHT - get it! The primary purpose of Chiropractic is to locate and correct Subluxations. If you break the word down you get: SUB = less, LUX = light, and ATION = a condition.
Subluxation literally means a state of less 'light' or energy caused when misaligned spinal bones (especially the Atlas and Axis) restrict the flow of impulses through the nerve system. A Chiropractic Adjustment corrects this misalignment, eases pressure off nerves and extends the time Life energy streams through you – giving you more daylight to heal yourself.
When you receive an adjustment from your Chiropractor, be confident your innate healing 'light' is shining brighter and longer with every session. Life springs forward when you're under regular Chiropractic care.
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.