You may ask yourself, why am I sore after treatment?
Tip #1 | Ice, Ice, Ice
Do not forget to ice your body for 10 minutes, 3 times a day. When icing, make sure to wait an hour apart sessions.
Tip #2 | Do not use heat
No heat on the back except for a hot shower. The American College of Sports Medicine (A.C.S.M.) Guidelines do not recommend heat treatments.
Tip #3 | Make sure to stay active
The best physical activity to participate in is walking, a smooth bike ride (such as a stationary bicycle), or walking in a pool which increases lymphatic drainage around the repairing areas.
Tip #4 | Sleep is a must
Don't forget that sleep is essential! Make sure to have a bigger pillow to help alleviate neck pain for a better night's rest. Make sure to sleep on your side or on your back with a pillow propped under your knees.
Tip #5 | Get your vitamins
Take 1500mgs of Glucosamine a day to assist with cartilage regeneration.