In case of a medical emergency, call 911.

For all other situations, call our office for an appointment and follow the instructions below.

Low Back Pain

When is back pain a MEDICAL EMERGENCY?

Don’t

  • Sit on a soft couch, recliner or in bed.
  • Put heat on your back.
  • Cross your legs while sitting.
  • Keep a wallet in your back pocket.

Do

  • Call the office for an appointment immediately at (507)388-7744.
  • Put ice on your back for ten minutes every hour.
  • Wear the back brace you were given, especially when sitting or riding.

 

Neck and Arm Pain

Don’t

  • Lie in bed or on the couch with your head propped up reading or watching TV.
  • Hold the phone to your ear with your shoulder.
  • Poke or rub your neck and shoulders.
  • Put heat on your neck.
  • Roll your head around.
  • Carry a bag on your shoulder.
  • Sleep with your arms over your head.

Do

  • Call the office for an appointment immediately  (507)388-7744.
  • Put ice on your neck for five minutes every hour.

 

Shoulder Pain

Don’t

  • Carry a handbag on your shoulder.
  • Hold the phone to your ear with your shoulder.
  • Poke or rub your neck and shoulders.
  • Carry anything heavy.
  • Sleep with your arms over your head.
  • Sleep on your stomach.

Do

  • Call the office for an appointment immediately   (507)388-7744.
  • Stand in a hot shower with hot water running on your shoulder and exercise the arm for three to five minutes. After your shower, wrap your shoulder in an ice pack for five to ten minutes.

 

Mid Back Pain

Don’t

  • Carry a handbag on your shoulder.
  • Hold the phone to your ear with your shoulder.
  • Poke or rub your neck and shoulders.
  • Carry anything heavy.
  • Stretch your arms behind your back.
  • Sleep with your arms above your head.
  • Put heat on your back.

Do

  • Call the office for an appointment immediately at (507)388-7744.
  • Put ice on your back for five minutes every hour.

 

TMJ (Jaw) Pain

Don’t

  • Bite into anything hard, i.e. apple, candy, etc.
  • Eat anything that requires excess chewing, i.e. steak, gum, etc.
  • Eat anything that requires excess mouth opening, i.e. giant sandwich, etc.
  • Put heat on your jaw initially.

Do

  • Call the office for an appointment immediately at (507)388-7744.
  • Put ice on your jaw for five minutes every hour initially after the injury.