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Chiropractic Adjustment Before or After Exercise?

Chiropractic Adjustment Before or After Exercise? A common question we often get is if a patient should get a chiropractic adjustment before they work out or after. Although there are many different types of exercise and different concerns for each individual patient, certain concepts remain the same. What others say Most chiropractors will tell you that exercise after chiropractic adjustment is a better option.  The reason for this is many fold, BUT the simplest explanation is that your body MOVES better after an adjustment.   If you have been having pain then an adjustment can reduce that pain allowing you to perform better during exercise.  Decreased pain along with increased flexibility of the spine helps to decrease the time it takes you to warm up as well as allowing muscles to move through a full range of motion which is very important during exercise. Second, muscles attached to the spine should be balanced in order for you to be healthy. If you’re having painful symptoms that your chiropractor is working to alleviate, then working out before the adjustment can make symptoms but more importantly imbalance, worse. When you come in to get treated before a workout, your joints and muscles can be better balanced. Finally, when you’re adjusted before exercise, it helps your muscles to relax, which can then help you to avoid injury. Chiropractic adjustments not only allow the joints and muscles to move better but also help the nervous system to better coordinate complex movements.  Your brain is forced to orchestrate hundreds of muscles at a time during some exercises and the mistiming of the sequence of movements can be a cause of injury....

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