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Wilmington Chiropractor | Wilmington chiropractic care | NC | Healthy Tips


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1904 Eastwood Rd. Suite 103
NC 28403

Healthy Tips

10 Healthy Back Tips

  1. woman_spine.jpgExercise Regulary- This doesn’t have to be anything overly strenuous. Something as simple as a daily walk can make a huge difference.
  2. Eat A Healthy Diet- Proper nutrients allow the body to repair itself easier
  3. Maintain Good Posture- Are you sitting up straight as you read this?
  4. Stretch Your Spine Before And After Sports- This will also help to loosen up the surrounding muscles
  5. Don’t Overload Your Backpack Or Purse- Remember to carry it over both shoulders to balance the load (if possible).
  6. Stretch Your Legs And Back After Each Hour Of Sitting- Whether in a car or at a desk, stretching regularly will help to keep you from tightening up or injuring yourself further.
  7. Never Cradle The Phone Between Your Neck And Shoulder
  8. Sleep On Your back Or Side, Not On Your Stomach- This helps to keep your spine in line and reduces the risk of hurting your neck while you sleep
  9. Invest In A Good Chair, Pillow And Mattress- When you think about the amount of time you use these things each day, it’s worth it.
  10. Have Regular Spinal Check-Ups- It’s much easier to prevent a problem than to correct one.


Tips to Speed Your Healing

couple_outdoors.jpgPatients often ask me what they can do to speed their recovery and enhance the healing process. Here are some ideas:

  • Proper rest. A good night's sleep gives your body time to heal. Use a supportive mattress and a pillow that promotes proper neck curve. Sleep on your back or side.
  • Better diet. Make sure your body has the best raw materials to heal muscles and soft tissues. While good nutrition is always important, it's doubly important now.
  • Keep appointments. Our recommendations for you come from the experience of helping others with similar conditions. Follow your visit schedule for the best results.
  • Moderate exercise. A regular program of walking or swimming can improve over all muscle tone. If you're unsure what stretches and exercises you should do, just ask.
  • Correct lifting. Lift with your knees and keep your back straight. Correct sitting and good posture is important. Consider using a small pillow to help maintain proper spinal curves when at work or in your car.
  • Tell others. Interestingly, patients who tell others about their chiropractic experience seem to get well faster. Telling others can reinforce your commitment and remind you of the simple truths of the chiropractic approach to better health.

Healing takes time. Between what we do at the office and what you do at home, the road to recovery looks promising.

Wilmington Chiropractor | Healthy Tips. Dr. Ashly Smith is a Wilmington Chiropractor.