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Keep Your Spine In Line With Chiropractic

By Brandi Goodman

Support and structure are only possible with a strong spine. In order to keep your spine in line, get chiropractic, and adhere to the recommendations set forth by your doctor. You will have a stronger spine and better support for your body if you do.

Get Your Chiropractor's Assessment

A chiropractor won't immediately adjust your body. Instead, you'll receive an assessment that helps determine sources of pain, where joint restrictions may be in place, and what the proper adjustment should be. You'll be asked for medical history, surgical past, past traumas, and any other helpful details that the chiropractor can use to make a proper assessment. 

Continue Receiving Care

One chiropractic visit won't be enough to keep your spine strong and healthy. You'll need to continue receiving care to ensure proper spinal health. Your chiropractor will have a recommended schedule to maintain, such as once per week or once per month, depending on your body's needs. Follow it carefully.

Follow Exercise Recommendations

Whether you're slouching often and experiencing pain, or have discomfort from past trauma, your chiropractor will most likely offer some precise exercise recommendations. Follow these guidelines carefully so you can ensure you are moving your body in the appropriate way to help correct your problems and keep your spine functioning well.

Sleep According to the Chiropractor

Sleep is a spine problem for many people. Perhaps you're a stomach sleeper who often wakes feeling sore. The chiropractor may recommend trying to sleep on your side instead. Placing a pillow between your knees can help. You may also need to upgrade your mattress if it's been more than eight years since your last purchase. New pillows could also be in order. Those need replacing every two years at the most. 

Enjoy Nutritious Foods

A chiropractor isn't a nutritionist, but he will still have some recommendations for spine-healthy foods that are beneficial to consume. Enjoy nutritious foods more often so you can maintain the health of your spine and the rest of your body. Drinking lots of water is also key if you want to keep your spine flexible and feeling well.

The health and strength of your spine are necessary for your overall well-being. Follow your chiropractor's recommendations and receive regular care to ensure a spine that is kept in line and working well. Visit The Joint Chiropractic for a spine check and additional guidance.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Salem, N.H.

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