Patient education Dr. Thomas may advise a variety of lifestyle modifications, including diet and nutritional programs, self-care and coping strategies, exercise or posture improvement programs.
Heat Moist heat applied to the area will increase circulation, release muscular hypertonicity and spasms and facilitate increased range of motion/joint function in the area of application.
Cold Treating the area of discomfort with ice will help to manage pain and inflammation
Exercise Dr. Thomas will often provide patients with instructions for an exercise program focusing on stretching and strengthening the injured area. For more information, see Exercise and Chiropractic Therapy.