What Can I Be Doing at Home to Speed Up My Healing?
Your chiropractor is adept at chiropractic manipulative treatment that hones in on the problem and addresses the underlying issue that’s causing you pain or discomfort. These corrective measures are designed to heal you as quickly as possible, ideally with long-lasting results, but of course, there are things you can do at home to speed up your healing. Ask your chiropractor for suggestions.
How Long Will It Take to See Results?
While it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly how long it’ll take for you to see the results you want, since everyone is different and heals at his or her own rate, your chiropractor can give you an expected time frame. Even better, she can let you know what to expect on your healing journey, so that when you notice certain milestones, you’ll know that you’re making progress.
Are There Certain Foods I Should Be Eating or Avoiding?
Because chiropractors take a holistic approach to treatment, they have extensive knowledge about nutrition, and they can share with their patients which foods can help with both healing and pain management, and which foods might interfere with the healing process. Ask your chiropractor for dietary recommendations.
What Else Can I Do to Manage Pain?
You may already be on a pain management regimen, but there may be more you can do to manage any pain that you’re experiencing. Drinking calming teas, doing gentle exercises, and consuming pain-relieving herbs are just a few recommendations your chiropractor may make.
Are There Specific Things I Can Do to Prevent Neck and Back Pain?
Lower back pain and neck pain are common reasons patients seek help from a chiropractor. There are several things you can do to prevent or alleviate pain in these regions, including improve your posture, participate in water therapy, and do gentle stretches. Ask your chiropractor for more ideas.
Which Alternative Therapies Should I Consider?
There may be complementary therapies that, when combined with chiropractic care, will yield additional benefits, such as bone strengthening or muscle repair following an injury or a prolonged illness. Check with your chiropractor to see if any alternative therapies may be of benefit.
Should I Try Medical Acupuncture?
Performed by a qualified, licensed doctor, medical acupuncture can promote well-being and prevent illness, especially when combined with more traditional treatment methods. Medical acupuncture can even address specific conditions that are causing you pain or limiting your mobility. Ask your chiropractor about acupuncture and what conditions it can address.
While your chiropractor specializes in manual therapy, he also holds a wealth of knowledge about the benefits of nutrition, exercise, pain management, and alternative therapies. Your chiropractor is a valuable resource who encourages your active participation in your healing journey and is ready to answer any questions you may have.
At the Advanced Integrative Rehabilitation and Pain Center, we believe that integrative care offers an unmatched healthcare experience for our patients. Serving the greater Washington, DC area, we actively promote strategies that lead to improved health. Schedule your appointment today to learn how integrative care can promote your healing.