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
Always ice, never heat
“Patients always prefer heat on a sore spot after a treatment because it feels better at the time. The problem is that when you have acute injuries to the joints, putting heat on the back can cause more swelling and prolong healing time. So putting ice on the initial injury will help my job be a little easier and help injuries recover faster.” —Joseph McNamara, DACNB, FACFN, DC, BS and owner of McNamara Chiropractic in Cumming, Georgia
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I can’t fix bad surgery
“The worst thing patients can do is go out and have surgery first. Musculoskeletal surgery is permanent and is not always successful. Then they come to us and want us to try to make it better. Sometimes we can help but really it would be better if they saw a chiropractor first, before going under the knife.” —Jeff Williams, DC, Creek Stone Integrated Care in Amarillo, Texas
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