Recommendations After a Chiropractic Adjustment

Suggestions to follow after a Chiropractic Adjustment

  • Apply ice for 10 minutes on any sore/acutely inflamed areas
  • Drink plenty of water (8 glasses daily)
    • Muscles and joints need hydration
  • Avoid “rubbing, or poking” in the chiropractic adjustment areas that Dr. Jiwa treats.
  • Avoid sudden quick movements, such as twists or turns beyond your normal limit of motion, especially those involving your neck
  • Avoid extreme bending of your spine in any direction such as stretching, reaching or other overhead work
  • When lifting; keep your back straight, bend your knees, hold the lifted object as close to your body as possible and let your legs bear the strain
    • This technique minimizes the amount of strain put on your back when lifting
  • When bathing; sit rather than laying in the tub
    • If you are tired and want to relax, it is better to lie in your bed
  • Perform simple exercises to stretch your body that Dr. Jiwa recommends
    • Avoid jarring activities or exercises which place stress on your neck and spine
  • Don’t sit /stand for too long
    • Take mini breaks throughout the day
  • Practice deep breathing while performing exercises and stretches
    • This maximizes the effectiveness of the stretch and helps to reduce stress
  • Watch your posture at all times; stand tall, sleep tall and think tall!
    • Imagine/visualize that your head is attached to a balloon which is gently tugging on your head to assist in standing/sitting straighter and taller

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