How you get home from the appointment is important too
“Too many patients race out of the office to sit in a car in rush hour traffic. Instead, take a few minutes after your appointment with your chiropractor to go for a short mindful walk. Let the adjustment settle in before moving back into the busy pace of your life.” —Shannon Patterson
Ignore your mother-in-law and that guy on the Internet
“Friends, family, and Internet posters suggest many methods to help you feel better, and you may be tempted to do them in addition to or instead of my advice. For instance, you may be told to do yoga or Pilates or that strengthening your core will cure your back pain. The problem is that there are many reasons why someone has back pain, and you need individualized advice. There is no cookie-cutter fix for low back pain.” —Matthew Cooper, DC
You can even consider trying some of these home remedies for back pain relief.
Don’t make me nag you about doing your homework, I’m not your mom
“Patients need to have an active role in their health—I cannot be a miracle cure. To get the best results you have to do your home exercises, correct your posture, eat healthfully, and follow my directions when you’re not in my office.” —Scott Schreiber, DC, board certified in rehabilitation and clinical nutrition