When visiting the chiropractor, especially if it is your first time, you may experience slight cold or flu-like symptoms after an adjustment. These symptoms are associated with toxic relief.

Many patients experience this condition after getting chiropractic adjustments, and although it sounds scary, it is actually a positive reaction to the treatments. This is because the toxins in your body are being released by the manipulations. Even though expelling of these toxins can cause some temporary unpleasant symptoms, it is just your body adjusting to the expulsion of all that negative energy and the symptoms will soon pass.

Some of the symptoms of toxic relief are fatigue, headache, night sweats, tight muscles and diarrhea. Feeling extremely tired after a chiropractic session is very common. This is due to your body adjusting to the new way your nervous system is reacting to the treatment. Before your alignment, its likely that your nervous system was being jammed up in areas by subluxations. However, by clearing out those blockages, there is going to be an adjustment period for your body, causing it to feel very tired, and even sick, in the meantime.

A better way of imagining this process is to think of your nervous system as a garden hose. When there is a kink in the hose then the water gets jammed, unable to flow throughout the hose efficiently. This is the same for your nervous system. If there is a subluxation in your spine, it blocks that flow of energy causing pressure to build up. That pressure can cause a number of ailments, from headaches to chronic pain. That pressure needs to be released through adjustments in order to regulate the flow. The adjustment your body has to this new flow of energy is what ends up causing those cold-like symptoms. However, they won’t last long, and the benefits you will get from the chiropractic treatments may make it worth it.

If you are interested in Chiropractic care, please call Augustine Chiropractic Wesley Chapel at 813-994-6008.


Dr. Brian Augustine of Augustine Chiropractic in Wesley Chapel, FL, has over 31 years of experience treating patients for their neck pain and other ailments through personalized chiropractic care treatments. The locally owned and operated chiropractic clinic offers both in-office treatments and at-home therapy regimens to help people recover and heal from auto injuries and other conditions. The staff is dedicated to providing alternative and therapeutic solutions for better overall health. Give them a call today at (813) 994-6008 to schedule an appointment or visit their website to learn more about their services!