Winter’s a very divisive season with people either loving it or hating it and there not being much of an in-between. Regardless of which category you fall into, winter brings with it heightened and additional risks for your health and body. You want to take care of your body, and one such way you can stave off common winter issues is through chiropractic care. Here are four common winter issues chiropractic care can help you with.
Cold And Flu
Winter is called flu season for a reason. While you can get a flu shot, there’s no vaccine for the common cold, leading many to simply expect to get a cold at some point throughout the winter season. You do what you can, but did you know that the cold and flu are winter issues chiropractic care can help with?
Unexpected, yes, but true. Chiropractic care can help with the cold and flu through utilizing chiropractic treatments which help your lymphatic system to drain, as well as reducing the stress on your nervous system. Both of these combined make your body stronger and help it to heal quicker, as can the fact that chiropractic care increases your range of motion and ability to move and sleep easier. These are also helpful in the prevention of and healing from colds and flus.
Plus, colds and flus are common winter issues chiropractic care helps with by setting your body up to better stave them off. The healthier you are, the less likely it is that you will get sick. Regular chiropractic adjustments will keep your body in good working condition so that it can better prevent illness.
While seasonal depression is not something chiropractors can heal and something a psychiatrist or psychologist is better suited to help you with, it is a winter issue chiropractic care can ease through the use of relaxing massage and adjustments that help your nervous system to perform better. These reduce tension in your body and can help with negative alignments which impact communication between your brain and your nervous system. Chiropractic care can reduce fatigue and tension caused by misalignment, which can help your mood, at least a little bit.
Winter Sports Injuries
If you fall into the “loves winter” category, there’s a strong chance that you enjoy winter sports like skiing or snowboarding or the like. While these are fun and something exciting even for non-athletes to try, they also lead to many injuries. Among the most common winter issues chiropractic care treats are winter sports injuries ranging from back and shoulder pain to muscle rehabilitation to regaining range of motion and more. Chiropractors can help you by giving you exercises to help you properly warm up and cool down after hitting the slopes, as well as with injuries you sustain. Chiropractic adjustments reduce inflammation and increase mobility, setting you up for success and lessening your likelihood of injury.
Should you sustain injury, chiropractors can help with adjustments and spinal manipulation to promote your body’s natural healing process and assist with soreness and spasms, as well as shifting your spine back into alignment, which can help with any pain you feel.
Back Pain From Shoveling Snow
One of the most common winter issues chiropractic care helps with is back pain from shoveling snow. Many people don’t realize quite how much of a strain that shoveling snow places on our backs or how strenuous it is, so we only do it during the winter months. While there are things that you can do to reduce your risk of back pain from shoveling snow, such as warming up properly, keeping the snow close to your body, only doing little loads at a time, and dressing properly, chiropractors can help with any back pain shoveling snow causes you with our adjustments and manipulations.
These are but a few of the common winter issues chiropractic care can help with. The best treatment for many issues is prevention, so if you’d like to lessen your risk for these common winter issues, chiropractic care can set you up for success, as well as get you back on the mend, should you suffer from any of them.
Do You Need Chiropractic Care?
Ogden Chiropractic is passionate about helping each and every one of our clients be as healthy as possible. We know there are many common winter issues chiropractic care helps with, and we want to be your go-to, should you ever need chiropractic care. To learn more about common winter issues chiropractic care can help with or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today!