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How to Get the Most Out of Your Chiropractic Visit

Chiropractic care is a natural alternative for pain relief with long term results. It can help restore mobility without the use of invasive surgical procedures or symptom-masking medications. When you seek out chiropractic care, your doctor will typically sit with you and assess the problems and pain you are experiencing to get a clear picture of exactly is going on at the source. Once an accurate assessment is made, you will work with your doctor to devise a treatment plan that best suits you and your specific needs.

Chiropractic care can help with different injuries involving the musculoskeletal system including:

  • Back or shoulder pain
  • Knee pain
  • Neck pain
  • Hip pain
  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Sciatica or pinched nerves
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Whiplash
  • Tendonitis
  • Migraines or headaches

Your spine is the core of your skeletal system. Along with your muscles and nervous system, it is responsible for keeping your body stable. It works directly with the rest of the systems in your body.

Spinal adjustments and manipulation help relieve pressure on your joints, bones and tissue, making chiropractic highly effective for pain relief. After an adjustment, you will likely feel so good that you may ask, how do I make this last?

Our lives create a constant battle for our bodies to stay in alignment. The way we walk, exercise, and sit all work against us every day; but there are ways to combat everyday elements and get the most from your chiropractic visits. Here are some simple steps.

Make a plan and stick with it

Once you and your doctor have devised a treatment plan, it is important that you continue to follow it on a regular basis. The damage to your joints and spine didn’t just occur over night and healing the damage won’t be immediate, either.

Stay hydrated

Water helps to flush out toxins from the body. It also keeps the joints and discs lubricated. Make sure you are consuming at least half your body weight in ounces of water each day.

Sleep correctly

To help keep your spine in alignment, you should be sleeping on your side or back every night.
Get a good pillow that supports your neck properly. If you place a pillow between your knees and under your neck properly, you can help ease the day’s stress on your spine and other joints.

These are just a few simple steps that you can take on a consistent basis to make your chiropractic care last longer and prevent further misalignment. Of course, there is no one one way to combat previous damage or daily stressors that work against us; but there are simple practices you can put into place to reduce stress and damage to your spine and joints in addition to your chiropractic care.

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