Patient Responsibilities

  • Get involved. Patients who get involved and assume personal responsibility for recovering their health often get better results.
  • Keep your appointments. The primary way to achieve the result millions of chiropractic patients have enjoyed is to keep your appointments.
  • Strengthen your spine. Dr. Santoliva may suggest specific exercises to help speed your recovery. These can help retrain muscles that support your spine.
  • Lift with your legs. Improper lifting can invite a relapse. Keep your back straight and the load close to your body as you lift with your legs.
  • Avoid extreme bending. Use caution when bending or working overhead. Avoid sudden twists and turns.
  • Get adequate rest. Proper rest is an important aspect of the healing process. Use a mattress that offers firm support, and avoid sleeping on your stomach.
  • Watch your diet. During the healing process proper nutrition is more important than ever.
  • Ask questions. Proper spinal hygiene is new for most people. The better you understand your condition, the faster your recovery.
  • Refer others. Share your chiropractic experience with others. Explain the relationship between proper spinal function and nervous since and nervous system function – the key to true health

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