Tense joints and muscles can often lead to pain in your lower back. Stretching and other exercises can help to relieve some this pain temporarily. However, a chiropractic adjustment is frequently performed to help loosen these muscles. A chiropractic adjustment will help to realign the spine and open up any pathways in your body that have been closed off.
While a chiropractic adjustment can beneficial, it can also lead to muscle soreness. The muscle soreness is your body's way of reacting to the new alignment of your spine. The muscle soreness will usually go away on its own after a few days; however, there are a few tips that you can use to ease the pain until it goes away completely.
Drink Feverfew Tea
Feverfew is a herb that is commonly used to treat muscle tension and pain. The herb can help ease your muscle soreness when you turn it into a tea. A feverfew tea can be created by adding the fresh herb to a pot of warm water. Add a few drops of lemon juice to the pot and wait for the water to boil.
Remove the pot from the stove and let the feverfew soak for a few hours. This will allow all of the properties of the herb to soak into the water. Strain the herb from the mixture and drink the tea. Drink the feverfew tea throughout the day order to notice a difference in your muscle soreness.
Massage Your Sore Muscles with Peppermint Oil
Peppermint oil is an essential oil that is commonly used kill off bacteria growth and prevent infection throughout the body. Peppermint oil is known for its antibacterial and antiviral properties; however, peppermint oil can be used as a calming remedy for soothing aching and sore muscles. Start by heating up a few spoonfuls of a carrier oil like olive or sweet almond oil in a pot. Once the oil is warm, add a few drops of peppermint oil to the carrier oil. Use a spoon to mix the mixture.
Dip your fingers in the oil mixture and use your fingertips to the massage oil into the parts of your muscles that feel sore. Use a circular motion to ensure that the oil is absorbed into your skin. Repeat this process in the morning and at night in order to get some pain relief.
A chiropractic adjustment can make your body feel loose and relaxed once the soreness subsides. Use these tips to easily treat sore muscles after a chiropractic adjustment.