What is toxic shock?

Although it sounds dangerous, toxic shock happens from a chiropractic adjustment. Core Health Berks is here to explain exactly what it is.

Chiropractic care is one of the best non-invasive practices to have done to you. It is safe, natural, and effective. One of the temporary issues that comes from chiropractic adjustments is toxic shock. What is it, and is it serious? The toxins in your body get released from an adjustment. The toxins leave your body within those few days. That is toxic shock. However, this is a great thing to have happen. It means your body is being cleaned without a downside from an adjustment. This release leaves you with cold symptoms, but it is temporary. Although it does happen, it does not happen to everyone, so try not to worry.

Why Does Toxic Release Happen?

A manipulation can be made in your spine and joints there sometimes is a negative reaction. That spawns the shock. To explain, chiropractic care clears subluxation and interference in the spine. Your body may need some time to adjust to the improvements. As mentioned before, it may not happen, and it is apart of the adjustment. Toxic shock is not uncommon. 15-20% of customers experience some level of toxic shock.

If you feel the symptoms, do not feel discouraged, because it happens. The more you receive chiropractic care, the shock will gradually decline, then not be there at all. The reason for that is if adjustments are regular, your body will have less toxins in them.

Symptoms of Toxic Release

After an adjustment, you may feel these symptoms:

  • flu-like symptoms
  • fatigue
  • fever
  • nausea
  • tight muscles

Although toxic shock may seem like a scary issue, do not be afraid. If you have any questions regarding shock, please feel free to call us at (610) 750-9131 or use our online contact form.