STRETCH ON A REGULAR BASIS
Remember this vital point: Proper muscle activity depends upon healthy joint motion. If spinal joints are stuck or off line, muscles respond by tightening and stretching is inhibited. Stretching with poor joint motion is not as effective as stretching with a mobile spine. The primary goal of an adjustment is to give you back the joint motion you have lost.
Simple as these stretches are, I believe they can provide a big payoff for you if done regularly. Obviously there are hundreds more so if you want more specifics, ask me when I see you next.
Though not a substitute for an adjustment, these stretches will help keep your spine more flexible than not, and when I see you in a week or a month, it will be easier on both of us! Stretching can make the difference between my saying "ok, let's see you again in a couple of days", or "you feel great, let's check you in a month!"
Yours in Health,
Lincoln Kamell, DC, CCSP