Winter weather can cause a lot of aches and pains for your joints and muscles. The colder weather can increase the normal day-to-day discomforts caused by arthritis, a prior injury or your body’s normal aging process. There is no one explanation for why this occurs but what we do know is that when the weather is colder, your tendons, muscles and tissues start to expand, limiting space and range of motion, which can cause pain within the body.
If you have joint and muscle pain during these cold winter months, chiropractic care may be a great option for you!
Joint pain is a common problem once the temperatures start to drop because your joints become inflamed due to the change in atmospheric pressure causing increased nerve sensitivity and poor blood circulation.
Chiropractic care in the form of muscle therapy can be a useful tool to help increase your flexibility and blood circulation. Your Chiropractic Doctor will perform an assessment of your condition to confirm the reason for your joint stiffness and provide you with a plan for treatment. Once you have started your therapy you should notice that you have more mobility and less pain.
Your muscles are a large part of your body that can become weak and cause major mobility issues, especially in the winter months. A chiropractor can perform chiropractic adjustments – manipulation to induce minor movement of the misaligned spinal vertebrae – to help keep your muscles loose and flexible while reducing pain caused by cold weather. An adjustment can fix a minor misalignment which can help increase the flow of nerve messages from the brain to various body systems, improving the overall function of your muscles.
While chiropractic care is a great option for helping you get through your bodies winter time blues, it is important to remain active and to maintain a healthy weight to avoid any excess strain on your muscles and joints.
Exercise and remaining physically active during the winter months can play a large role in keeping your body flexible. Higher flexibility helps your body perform better and can decrease the risk of injury – an advantage during the winter because your chances of slipping and falling are increased due to snow and ice.
If you are currently suffering with muscle or joint pain, it may be time to take action and to consider chiropractic care a cure to your winter time blues!
If your pain increases and becomes unmanageable, a visit to our office can make a difference! We offer free consultations and will take the time to fully examine your pain to determine the best plan of care for your bodies’ needs!
If you are interested in chiropractic care for your achy muscles and joints or if you are interested in what other types of services we offer, please contact North County Pain Relief at (314) 731-4201. We look forwarding to working with you and helping you in finding relief during these winter months!