You shouldn’t attempt any at-home chiropractor adjustments without first getting the okay from your chiropractor at Back To You Chiropractic & Rehab. Attempting techniques without first getting instruction can cause more harm than good. But if your chiropractor has explained the techniques to you and shown you the process, then there are some methods that can help eliminate pain between appointments. Fortunately, Back To You Chiropractic specializes in house calls in and around Silver Spring, MD, and can come to your residence to walk you through the steps you need to take between regular appointments.
At-Home Chiropractor: Easy Practices Between Adjustments
The simplest practice when you are experiencing pain between adjustments is to apply heat or ice to the area. Begin by using ice for the first couple days then switch to heat. A heating pad or hot water bottle works great. Stretching and yoga can help reduce tightness and increase flexibility as a quick alternative to chiropractic techniques, and anti-inflammatory medicines will help reduce swelling.
Even though it may not seem so on the surface, your body is a complex system in which everything is intricately connected. Often, individuals allow their nutritional needs to suffer. This then puts a strain on other parts of the body. Further, it can hamper the body’s natural ability to heal itself because it lacks the nutrients it needs. One of the services Back To You Chiropractic offers is nutritional counseling and functional medicine to analyze your body’s unique nutritional needs. We help design a healthy diet plan you can implement between adjustments and therapeutic sessions.
What You Can Do While Working
Many individuals find themselves experiencing back and neck pain as well as body aches from working. Whether your job involves sitting for the majority of the day, standing for hours, or doing regular lifting, repetitive stress can cause issues. This is no less true for individuals who work from home. Working from laptops and looking down while sitting for hours increases the risk of pain in the back, neck, and muscles and also is a leading cause of headaches. Thus, Back To You Chiropractic suggests the following between your regular appointments:
- Adjust screen height: Moving your screen so that it is even with your line of vision is critical. This may involve using a separate screen, setting your laptop on top of something stable, or using a wireless keyboard.
- Stretch every 20 minutes: Even just standing up and taking a few seconds to stretch or walk around can reduce the amount of pain and body ache you experience.
- Posture: Keeping your back as straight as possible, your shoulders even, and your hips and knees at a right angle is important. This kind of positive posture will reduce the strain you experience and minimize the degree that your joints fall out of alignment.
- Remove or reduce your monitor’s blue light: Changing your laptop or computer’s blue light filter or using “night mode” — a feature that is more and more common on devices — will reduce your eye strain. This will result in fewer headaches.
Back To You Chiropractic & Rehab
While no one can ultimately be their own at-home chiropractor, the techniques mentioned above can help you to manage pain and other issues between adjustments. The team at Back To You Chiropractic & Rehab believes in giving clients the tools they need to address their physical health. Thus, we guide patients through what their body needs to maintain balance and design practices to restore, maintain, and improve their holistic condition.
We provide a variety of holistic and chiropractic services designed to improve your health, help you heal, and manage your pain. For example, some of our treatments include:
Patients find a supportive and caring environment at Back To You Chiropractic & Rehab, as well as the utmost dedication to their well-being. So contact us today at 301.298.3581 and learn more about how we can help you.