I know when you’re lying about exercising
“Most people know they should be exercising, or at least stretching, each day. But many feel like they don’t have the time so they skip it. However, I can tell if you’re not taking at least five to 10 minutes a day to exercise as you improve after treatment but regress in between sessions because you aren’t doing enough to help yourself.” —Mark El-Hayek, D.C., owner of Spine and Posture Care in Sydney, Australia
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Stop waiting so long to come in
“Too many people wait to seek help until their pain is severe. But pain is the last signal in the body to turn on to let us know that something is not right. Addressing symptoms early on can change the duration of a treatment plan. Patients often want a quick fix, and that is more likely to happen by paying attention to what your body is telling you, and seeking care in a timely fashion.” —Rubina Tahir, DC, host and producer of The Rx on mynewphilly.com.
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It might feel worse before it feels better
“As I create movement through the spine or extremities, the muscles will try to guard and protect the body. That means that a patient will most likely get muscle spasms and tightness or soreness from the adjustments. I recommend ice to help calm down the muscle spasms and helps with soreness throughout the process.” —Matt Tanneberg, DC, CSCS, sports Chiropractor at Arcadia Health and Wellness Chiropractic in Phoenix, Arizona