There are a lot of moving parts as to what causes the misalignment of our spine, but there are some really key components that if done will aid in holding the adjustment of the spine longer. Lets break it down into 10 easy steps to make your adjustment hold longer.
1. Plan Your Visit
Who does not get stressed when they are in a rush, everyone. Stress can lead to spinal misalignments. But to schedule your visit, you must think about traffic, but more importantly at our San Diego chiropractic office, we take our time with each patient to give you the care needed. If your life is super hectic and you only have time for a quick session, we understand and will taylor your visit that way, if you have more complex situation, we will also take the appropriate time to answer all questions. So by allowing this time and realizing we will never keep you a minute longer or a minute quicker than is required you can plan your visit, reduce your stress and allow the your spine to adapt to your adjustment.
2.Take Your Wallet Out
This is mostly for the men reading this. Wallets in our back pocket are extremely harmful to our spines. It is essentially creating a subluxation or misalignment of your spine. We specialize in the correction of these misalignments through safe effective chiropractic adjustments for kids, adults, alike. Our patients know to carry their wallet in their front pocket. Not only for the safety of their backs, but for their safety of theft.
3. Water, Water, and More Water
Water is one of the most beneficial and power things we can consume. So what does water do to help an adjustment to hold. Well without water our muscles spasm, dehydration, which is a familiar term to most. Also without water our body is unable to function properly allowing our body to have gliding muscles, tendons, ligaments, etc rather than something that is dried up equating to more likely tears, brittleness so to speak. It also flushes our body of toxins. Think of your best massage in San Diego and how you were sore or even became sick following it. Massages are great for the body and it releases toxins as well as lactic acid into our body. So by drinking ample amounts of water it flushes those our of body.
4. Give Feedback
The best chiropractor in San Diego will be the one adjusting you, the best doctor in the room is yourself. The reason for that is because nobody knows your body better than yourself. So if something feels off, your low back pain, neck pain, headaches, digestive issues, etc are bothering you, let us know. Think of us like your phone or computer, the more information we have the better we can determine the cause and fix it. Never be shy to let your chiropractor in San Diego know what is bothering you or what you notice.
The long standing debate continues on. Should you ice or should you heat. When in doubt ice, ice, and ice some more. Ice enables the body to push away the inflammation or the swelling around the joints and muscles. This article talks about the detrimental ability inflammation has in our body. Get rid of it with water and ice!
6. Epsom Salt
7. Do Recommended Exercises
When your physical therapist, personal trainer, or chiropractor do them. Yes much easier said than done, however, there is a reason for it. To get you better, better shape, better stability, better structure, and so on. So when you're recommended exercises, do them!
8. Sit Properly
How often is someone sitting at a computer, hunched over not even aware they are doing it, pretty often. So a quick rule of thumb is 90-90. Keep elbows at 90 degrees, keep your thighs at 90 degrees. If you are unsure how to sit properly at a computer desk, stop by our chiropractic office in San Diego, we have a quick handout you can place at your desk to aid in your posture while sitting.
9. Choose a Doctor Your Trust
Very common to be seeing a doctor within your network. Sometimes that is great, sometimes it is not so great. We have all been to some form of healthcare professional we did not agree with for whatever reason. So find a chiropractor in San Diego or in a location that allows, but more importantly find one you trust. Without trust in them, the benefit will be limited and the atmosphere will not be congruent with yourself and the healing of your body.
10. Stick to Your Treatment Plan
Look back to number four. Feed back. Yes you are the best doctor in the room, however, your healthcare professional has the most real life experience and on the job training. They know what is needed for your situation and they do their best to advise you that direction. So by staying the course they would not recommend it to you, or may I be so bold to say they should not be recommending anything more or less than what is truly needed for your situation. Of course it is not a pinpoint accuracy on how each individuals body responds, however they are looking out for your best interest. So if you are unsure where to turn or what to do, give us a call as the Gonstead Chiropractor in San Diego as we are here to help you through the entire process. We don't just want your trust, we want to earn it first. Our modo, your health is our priority stands true. We will let you know what you need not may be what you want, but our job is let you know you can decide however fits you best.
Gonstead Family Chiropractic
San Diego Gonstead Doctor
Dr Zach Beatty, DC