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What are the methods to manage discomfort after chiropractic adjustments?

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Dr. K. Shobana

Published At March 22, 2023
Reviewed AtJanuary 31, 2024

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am a 30-year-old female. I had lower back pain on the left side of my lower back. So, I consulted a chiropractor, and eight adjustments were done during the last two and a half weeks. The adjustments have helped in my lower back pain. But, I have a sensation in my left back thigh, which is not paining, burning, or pulling, but discomfort is present. I cannot find a word to describe the exact sensation, but I can feel it when I tuck my chin to my chest and bend my upper body forwards. My chiropractor said that the back thigh area is tight. Can you explain this discomfort? Is it normal for tightness to happen since the length of my legs has been adjusted back to be even? Kindly suggest.

Answered by James F. Geiselman


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern. If you think of the body in terms of biomechanics, once you are realigned, your body is in the correct position. Though it may be in the right position, some muscles tighten, become weak, and do not activate appropriately. As a result, when you are adjusted, it takes time for these muscles to stabilize and respond appropriately. I suggest you consult your chiropractor for exercises such as bridges, clams, etc. I hope this helps you. Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

James F. Geiselman
James F. Geiselman


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