Soreness, pressure in the neck and head after adjustment
Patient :Hi, i just had my first chiropractor adjustment on my neck today...saw chiropractor today about frequent headaches i get that i believe are caused mainly from back and neck problems from doing alot of heavy lifting at work...chiropractor did discover that my neck and shoulders were very tight/tense so he did some massage/adjustments of the muscles in the back of my neck and loosened me up a little bit, but now i'm sore and feel a little pressure in the back of my neck and head, though it's not painful...are these side effects considered normal after a chiropractor adjustment? I must also add that for the past few days i was feeling pressure in my neck and back of head for the past few days due to some musculoskeletal and anxiety issues and a doctor gave me some muscle relaxants to help, and was feeling just fine before the chiropractor visit today
Symptoms: Slightly sore, stiff neck and some pressure in the back of neck and head after first chiro adjustment
Thank you for posting your query on ATD.
I have gone through your query and understand your concern.
I think your original problem was mainly related to your anxiety and tension headache. Now you got muscular pain due to chiropractic adjustments. So it occurs sometimes after chiropractic adjustments. Now its treatment is rest to neck, analgesic such as ibuprofen for pain relief and muscle relaxant such as thiocholcoside.
As you are also having anxiety so you can take mild anxiolytic such as alprazolam after consulting your doctor as it is prescription medicine.Hope your query get answered.
Wishing you a good health.
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