News Room

How To Get Along With Your Back
Patient Responsibilities

Chiropractic is a partnership approach to better health. Here are some ways you can get faster relief and better results from your chiropractic care:

  • Get involved. Your health is your most important possession. Get involved in your care program and follow your doctor's recommendations.
  • Keep your appointments. The only way to achieve the results millions of chiropractic patients have enjoyed is to keep your appointments.
  • Strengthen your spine. Your doctor may suggest specific exercises to help speed your recovery. These can help retrain the muscles that support your spine.
  • Lift with your legs. Improper lifting can invite a relapse. Keep your back straight and the load close to your body and lift with your legs.
  • Avoid extreme bending. Use caution when bathing, shampooing your hair, or working overhead. Avoid sudden twists and turns.
  • Get adequate rest. Proper rest is an important aspect of the healing process. Use a mattress that offers firm support, and avoid sleeping on your stomach.
  • Watch your diet. During the healing process proper nutrition is more important than ever.
  • Ask questions. Proper spinal hygiene is new for most people. The better you understand yourˇ condition, the faster your recovery.
  • Refer others. Share your chiropractic experience with others. Tell your friends and family about the relationship between proper spinal function and nervous system function--the key to health.