Home Care Recommendations when experiencing low back pain

  • Do not sit for prolonged periods of time.
  • You may stand, walk or lie down. Either lie down on your back with a pillow underneath your knees or lie down on your side with a pillow between your knees. Do not lie down on your stomach.
  • Apply ice to the area for 48 hours, for a 20 minute period, on and off.
  • Do the stretches the Dr. has given you.
  • Do not bend at the waist, lift anything or do any twisting movements, even while dressing.
  • As you improve, you may stand and walk for short periods of time. Do not walk up and down stairs or on rough ground.
  • When getting out of bed, turn to the pain free side (your good side), push yourself up to the sitting position, put your feet on the floor, hands on your thighs and stand slowly. When lying down, sitting or standing up tighten your stomach muscles and buttock muscles until you are in the position you want to attain.
  • Sleep on a good firm mattress.
  • Do not cross your legs at the knees.
  • Do not sit in a recliner.
  • Please keep your appointments at this office and follow these instructions in order to obtain the best results for your problem.

Home Care Recommendations for Neck and Shoulder Pain

  • Avoid sudden twists or turns of movements beyond normal limits of motions, especially of the neck.
  • Do not lift or strain neck and upper back in any way.
  • Do not carry a shoulder bag.
  • Do not read or watch TV in bed, particularly with your head propped at a sharp or strained angle.
  • To achieve the most comfortable position, lie down on your back with a pillow underneath your knees.
  • Avoid lying on your stomach or sides. Use a cervical pillow, if recommended by the doctor.
  • Put icepack on area in discomfort. Only leave on area for twenty minutes, and then take off for twenty minutes. Alternate icepack using this method until pain subsides.
  • Please keep your appointments at this office and follow these instructions in order to obtain the best results for your problem.

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