Edmond Chiropractor Talks About Maintaining Adjustments
When you come in to see our Edmond chiropractor, he’ll take his time getting to know you and what your body needs. Although several treatments may be recommended, it’s ultimately up to you how you go about supporting the adjustment after you leave the office. After the adjustments are completed there is something simple you can do to help support or maintain your adjustment longer.
Before doing anything too crazy, just take a little time to allow your body to get used to the new adjustment. Don’t overexert yourself by exercising or lifting heavy objects for at least a few hours following your appointment. This will help you to avoid putting any unnecessary strain on your spine.
Of course, once you’ve allowed your body to “settle” into the new adjustment it’s perfectly ok to stretch. In fact, that is one of the simplest ways that you can do to help maintain your adjustment. This is especially true if you sit at a desk job all day. Sitting for long periods of time can cause a lot of strain on the lower back so be sure to take a break from sitting once every 20 or 30 minutes.
To help reduce pain and increase mobility in between adjustments do simple stretches without twisting. Here are 3 stretches that may help:
1.) Corner Wall Back Stretch: Stand facing the corner of a room with your palms facing the wall and elbows slightly below shoulder height. Place each hand and forearm on each side of the corner and push yourself towards it as if to complete a push-up. Hold this stretch for at least 20-30 seconds.
2.) Standing Quadriceps Stretch: Stand on one foot and bend the other behind you, grabbing your foot and pulling it in towards your buttocks. Hold this for at least 20-30 seconds and switch to other leg.
3.) Standing Towel Neck Stretch: Place one end of a towel on the ground and step on it with your left foot. With your arm to your side, grab the other end of the towel with your left hand. Slightly pull the towel up with the left hand and tilt your neck to the opposite shoulder. Hold this stretch for 20-30 seconds and release. Repeat the process 3 times on each side.
Our Edmond chiropractor hopes that this has been an informative blog for you, today. If you have any questions or concerns about chiropractic treatment feel free to call our Edmond chiropractor at 405-285-7325. Our Edmond chiropractor or someone on the staff will be willing to answer your questions or get you scheduled for an appointment.