Helpful Hints After Treatment

1. Ice area of discomfort/pain for 20 minutes on 60 minutes off. Do up to 4 cycles or until discomfort/pain subsides. After applying ice for up to 20 minutes, perform range of motion stretches. The amount of time for ice application depends on the thickness of the involved tissue. In general, wrists and ankles are iced for 10 minutes on 60 minutes off, the neck, knees or shoulders get iced for 15 minute intervals,and the thoracic and lumbar spine are iced for 20 minute intervals.

2. Gently stretch problem area – work out the tight musculature.

3. Drink plenty of water – this will help remove the toxins building up in the body.

4. Rest at least 1 hour after this. Lie on your back with your knees bent. Use cervical pillow for proper neck support.

5. A WARM shower is gentle and relaxing to sore muscles. Do this after the rest hour.

6. If you have Ca-Mg (Calcium/Magnesium) at home – take 2 tablets every 2-3 hours. You can also take 500 mg. every 2-3 hours. This will help reduce the tension within the musculature, and promote tissue healing.

If you still feel no relief…

7. Call 859-3448, or 569-6099 and ask to speak Dr. Jim Siegenthaler.

8. If you cannot get a hold of Dr. Jim Siegenthaler or Dr. Paul Pettay, please call your family doctor or other health care professional.