October marks another National Chiropractic Health Month. As per their website, the purpose of this event “is to raise public awareness of the importance of musculoskeletal health and the benefits of chiropractic care and its natural, whole-person, patient-centered, and drug-free approach to health and wellness.”
This year the theme is “Active and Adaptive”.
What inspired this year’s theme was the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and how it has impacted our day-to-day lives. For many people, opportunities to be physically active throughout the day are far less available than they used to be, which can lead to experiencing more pain. The good news is that you can adjust your habits to help compensate for post-pandemic lifestyle changes.
Is It Okay to Go to a Chiropractor Every Day?
While a chiropractor may love to see you every day, there are very few, if any, reasons that one would need chiropractic care every day. That being said, there are absolutely activities you can do from home every day to help manage your pain and prevent pain in the future. You’ll want to discuss this with your chiropractor the best exercises for you to do to help your condition. If your needs are beyond chiropractic and you need physical therapy, you may require more frequent, in-person care.
How Many Times a Month Should You See a Chiropractor?
This very strongly depends on your personal needs. For example, if you are looking for spinal decompression, you’ll usually have more frequent visits at first, before assessing how often you’ll need to come back. You could be making weekly visits before transitioning to less frequent visits, but it really does depend on you and your needs. Everyone’s spinal health and pain management needs vary, and it’s important to work closely with your chiropractor to determine an ideal schedule to fit your needs.
Can Stretching Help with Pain Management?
Stretching can absolutely help with your pain management and is something that you can do from the comfort of your home during the ongoing pandemic. Many stretches can be done lying down or even sitting on a comfortable chair or couch. It’s important to be in clothing that is not restrictive, repeat your stretches, and to remember to take it slow. The last thing you want to do is cause yourself further pain by stretching incorrectly. Your chiropractor can work with you to suggest the best stretches and chiropractic exercises to do at home.
For more information and tips on how to stay active while at home, check out our article on how to reduce back pain during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Learn More About How to Stay Active and Adaptive at Total Chiropractic Care
Don’t let the ongoing pandemic set you back on your pain management. At Total Chiropractic Care & Wellness, located on Long Island, Dr. Goldman utilizes his 25 years of experience to help you improve your quality of life. Staying active and adaptive during these changing times will be something we all need to do well after October. Contact us today and start making changes for a better tomorrow!