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Tips for Maximizing Your Chiropractic Care

Whether you struggle with chronic pain or are recovering from an injury, chiropractic care could be the key to pain-free living. At Herald Square Chiropractic and Sport, our chiropractors use a combination of soft tissue therapy and spinal adjustment to alleviate your discomfort and strengthen the muscles surrounding your spine.

We work with you to formulate a personalized recovery plan designed to fit your needs, and we’re there every step of the way to help you achieve lasting health and wellness.

Quality chiropractic care contributes to increased blood circulation, muscle relaxation, and reduced inflammation in muscles and joints. Studies show that regular adjustments can reduce reliance on prescription opioids for pain management.

Chiropractic adjustments make a real impact on your recovery as well as your overall well-being. But how can you get the most out of your visits to the chiropractor? Your participation is vital to any successful rehabilitation. Here are our tips for maximizing your chiropractic care. 

Stay hydrated

Keeping well hydrated helps you get the most out of your chiropractic treatment. It’s essential to keep the complex machine of your body running smoothly by drinking enough water, especially when recovering from an injury. 

Dehydration leads to muscle spasms, stiffness, and weak ligaments, including those in your spine. When you’re not drinking enough water, your body might not respond as well to chiropractic adjustments as it usually would.

Remember to drink water by setting an alarm on your phone at regular intervals. Fresh fruits and vegetables are also a great source of water and can help you hit your hydration targets.

Do your homework

During an adjustment with Herald Square Chiropractic and Sport, we’ll provide you with stretches and simple exercises to do at home to maximize your treatment. 

These exercises stretch and strengthen the areas we treat during office visits, such as your neck and shoulders, mid-back, and lower back. 

When we develop your custom treatment plan, we count on your participation for optimal results. It’s important to make time in your routine to do these exercises to complement your chiropractic care.

Combine your treatment with massage therapy

The leading approach to relieving musculoskeletal pain combines chiropractic adjustment with targeted massage therapy. At Herald Square Chiropractic and Sport, our doctors specialize in this method of rehabilitation, known as sports therapy.

Sports massage can benefit anyone struggling with pain, not just athletes. It’s different from a standard spa massage because sports massage targets specific muscle groups to relieve tension where you need it most.

Massage therapy improves circulation and reduces inflammation, helping you heal faster. Talk to our team to learn more about the benefits of sports massage.

Be consistent

Your body needs time to heal and repair damaged tissues, and you may not always see immediate results. A consistent approach is the best way to ensure a full and lasting recovery.

During an initial consultation, we’ll let you know how often you should receive treatment based on your injury or condition. Each adjustment builds off the last and is essential in getting to the next step in your rehabilitation.

We understand that life gets busy. But you need to stay on top of your scheduled treatment to achieve the maximum benefits of your chiropractic care. Be sure you understand your role in-home care, and never hesitate to reach out to our doctors with any questions or concerns.

At Herald Square Chiropractic and Sport, our board-certified doctors specialize in proactive and preventative healthcare. If you struggle with pain from an injury or medical condition, make an appointment at our Midtown Manhattan, New York office today.

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