How To Get Along With Your Back
Chiropractic is a
partnership approach to better health. Here are some
ways you can get faster relief and better results from
your chiropractic care:
- Get involved. Your
health is your most important possession. Get
involved in your care program and follow your
- Keep your
appointments. The only way to achieve the results
millions of chiropractic patients have enjoyed is to
keep your appointments.
- Strengthen your
spine. Your doctor may suggest specific exercises to
help speed your recovery. These can help retrain the
muscles that support your spine.
- Lift with your legs.
Improper lifting can invite a relapse. Keep your
back straight and the load close to your body and
lift with your legs.
- Avoid extreme
bending. Use caution when bathing, shampooing your
hair, or working overhead. Avoid sudden twists and
- Get adequate rest.
Proper rest is an important aspect of the healing
process. Use a mattress that offers firm support,
and avoid sleeping on your stomach.
- Watch your diet.
During the healing process proper nutrition is more
important than ever.
- Ask questions.
Proper spinal hygiene is new for most people. The
better you understand yourˇ condition, the faster
- Refer others. Share
your chiropractic experience with others. Tell your
friends and family about the relationship between
proper spinal function and nervous system
function--the key to health.