What can I do to help myself now ?
Getting adjusted reduces pain and improves healing time.
We are here to help you get healthier and happier. If you are unsure about anything we encourage you to ask questions.
When to use Ice
Ice helps reduce inflammation. Use ice for the first 3 days after the injury or if you aggravate the injury at work or play. The joint is inflamed is if you are getting pain while resting at night or in the morning and this pain reduces with movement.
How to use Ice
You can use an Ice pack or frozen peas wrapped in a tea towel for 20 min every 1 hr.
When to use Heat
Heat helps your muscles relax, The heat increases blood flow, nutrient and oxygen to an area to help it heal. Heat should ONLY be used when there is NO INFLAMATION.
How to use Heat
Your heat pack should be at a COMFORTABLE TEMPERATURE. Apply the heat pack for 10 to 30 mins as required
Your body works better and heals faster when it is moving. It is good to keep your body moving but it is very important to avoid movements that aggravate the condition. Keep moving but AVOID MOVEMENTS THAT TAKE YOU INTO PAIN.
The big question is
How can I improve by body's ability to adapt to the everyday stress long term?
More good stuff
Good stuff are the things that increase the energy and adaptability of your mind and body.
Physical — Walking, running, yoga, swimming, exercise, chiropractic
Mental — Good books, music, laughter, sense of purpose, charity,
Nutritional — More fresh green non processed food
Less bad stuff
Bad stuff are the things that reduce our energy and adaptability of your mind and body.
Physical — Repetitive strenuous movements, lack of movement.
Mental — The news, negative conversations
Nutritional — High sugar, high salt, highly processed foods
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