Getting used to a properly aligned spine
Spinal adjustment, also known as spinal manipulation, is a mainstay of chiropractic science. Spinal adjustments are designed to get you moving the way you were meant to- free of pain and full of function. By manipulating the spinal joints, we are able to improve range of motion and decrease the pain that results from nerve impingement. Studies have shown that chiropractic is a safe and effective natural treatment for lower back pain, boosting the speed and effectiveness of recovery and preventing reinjury. But the upward trajectory doesn't end after you leave the office- read on to find our tips for how to get used to your new, properly aligned spine.
Dos and donts post-adjustment
Because we are focusing on increasing the mobility of the spinal joints, you want to focus on movements and activities that support full range of motion. That means that one of the worst things you can do is take your newly-adjusted spine and slump into a couch for the rest of the night and the following days. Instead, we want you to follow a set of simple guidelines to reinforce the positive work we do in our Fremont office:
- Hydrate sufficiently
- Avoid being sedentary: keeping your spine in motion helps to prevent the misalignment that befalls sedentary spines.
- Find some time to exercise: to build and condition the muscles that support the spine.
- Get a good night's sleep
- Practice good posture: now is the time to start practicing better postural habits
Following these guidelines helps reinforce the healthy habits that will keep your spine aligned and in possession of full range of motion. If you want to get started on improving your spinal health, give our office in Fremont a call to schedule an appointment today.