When you hurt, it’s important to be able to get the help that you need in order to feel better as quickly as possible. Many people turn to general practitioners for pain management. Often, there are many different conditions that can’t be treated easily, so oral pain medication is the go-to solution. This only puts a band-aid on the issue and doesn’t help you to actually heal from whatever the cause of your discomfort may actually be. In fact, pain medications can often lead to further long-term complications. Chiropractic care and other alternative treatments can often help not just relieve symptoms, but solve many musculoskeletal problems. Along with seeing your local chiropractor here in Gahanna for regular treatments, there are several things you can personally do in order to help get the most from your treatments and to help prolong the benefits that you experience.

Stretch

A wide variety of stretches can be exceptionally important to maintaining your health and prolonging the benefits from your chiropractic appointment. Because the skeletal system and muscular system are so closely linked, it’s easy for tight muscles to pull incorrectly on your bones. This can lead to misalignments and added pressure on painful joints and nerves. Gentle stretching regularly, especially after a chiropractic visit, can help to keep your muscles lose. That way they don’t pull on the bones and add pressure to the joints that have been adjusted. Regular stretching can provide lifelong benefits and help you to improve your quality of life as well.

Stay Active

You are probably sick of hearing about how important it is to get exercise and to stay active, but we say this often because it’s true. Regular exercise can not only help improve your overall health, but it can also help to strengthen weak, underutilized muscles in your body that help to stabilize your skeletal system. We don’t think you should go out and join a crossfit gym or run a marathon, but even regularly walking or taking yoga can be of great benefit. This will allow you to become stronger and in turn help with your chiropractic care. Choose regular activity that fits both your lifestyle and your current state of health. You want a bit of a challenge, but you never want you exercise to be counter productive to your chiropractic treatments.

Proper Ergonomics

If you work in an office setting, there are many different conditions that can be aggravated by utilizing poor ergonomics. While you may be seeking chiropractic care, a round of treatment can easily be undone if you slouch at work, sit with your desk too high, or even if your feet can’t touch the ground. Poor ergonomics actually lead to a wide variety of complaints that are completely treatable. Utilizing proper ergonomics at work, and at home, can help to make sure your chiropractic adjustment last and that you get the most out of your care.

When you decide that chiropractic care is right for you, make sure that you help yourself out and do everything you can to get the most benefits from your adjustments. Schedule your visit with Progressive Health and Rehab today!