Tips and Advice for Chiropractic Care
Updated: Aug 19
Surely you've heard it before, but are you practicing healthy posture? If you aren't, then your back pain will become worse and more chronic. Make sure that when you are sitting down, you are doing so with good posture. Your knees should be at a 90 degree angle and your feet should be flat on the floor, with your back pressed firmly against the chair. When standing up, keep your shoulders back and tuck in your stomach. And when sleeping on your side like many people do, make sure to put a pillow between your legs for support.
If you follow these tips, you will find that your chronic back pain lessens. Also, did you know that sleeping on your back can actually help improve your spine alignment? When you carefully place a pillow behind your shoulders and head, and roll up a few towels to place under your knees and neck, it provides support and helps improve your spine alignment.
Additionally, making sure your mattress is a comfortable one also helps. Good chiropractic care can actually strengthen your immune system since whenever your spine is misaligned, it affects your nervous system which then can negatively affect your immune system. However, when you get your spine aligned right, it increases the amount of blood going to the nervous system which then boosts your physical ability to ward off infections and disease. So, next time you go to bed, try sleeping on your back for a change! If you're experiencing pain issues, it's important to focus on sleeping in the right position. A good practice is to use a cervical pillow or roll up a towel and position it beneath your neck when you sleep. When doing this, your head is able to drop down, and a regular pillow actually keeps your head pushed forward and as a result you can wake up feeling rested and pain free.
Keep your expectations realistic. Your first visit will offer some quick relief, but it takes on going treatments before any real progress is made. Take the advice of the chiropractor about how to manage your pain in daily life and be consistent. Otherwise, you have sought help with little gain. You can always ask your doctor for a recommendation for a local chiropractor. Even if you do not need a doctor's referral, your doctor may know a specialist that is skillful, reliable and worth your money. Some chiropractors will try to get you to schedule treatments you don't need. Get a referral from your medical doctor if possible, and also check available reviews.
If you're experiencing hypertension, recent studies have proven that manipulating a specific vertebrae in the neck can be just as effective as taking two different blood pressure medications. During manipulation, the blood supply to your heart is freed, which allows it to properly regulate the blood pressure in your body.
Many people think of chiropractic care as a way to relieve pain in the neck and back. While it is true that chiropractors can help to improve spine alignment and relieve pain, there are many other benefits to this type of care. One of the most important is that it can help to boost the body's immunity. When bones in the spinal system are out of alignment, it can cause the nervous system to malfunction. This can lead to a weakened immune system, as the nervous system is responsible for regulating many of the body's functions. By aligning the spine, chiropractors can help to restore proper function to the nervous system and boost the immune system. In turn, this can help to improve overall health and well-being.
Having your wallet in your back pocket is not the best place it can be. Many men will put their wallet in their back pocket and won't realize that this can have an effect on the back. It causes undue pressure to the lower back and to the bladder and colon, as well. Move it to the front pocket and ease the pressure. Not only is this bad for your back, but it can also lead to other problems like urinary tract infections or even colon cancer. So, it's important to make sure that you keep your wallet in your front pocket to avoid any health issues. Trust us, your back will thank you!