What can I do to help myself now ?

Get adjusted

Getting adjusted reduces pain and improves healing time.

Ask Questions

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

Movement

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,

community, friends

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

 

“If you keep on doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep on getting what you’ve always got.”
— W.L.Bateman

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