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A Cold Body May Be Prime for Joint Injury

By Tom Herrin

People don't normally set out to get themselves hurt.  It is generally an accident.  As a matter of fact, most people try to avoid accidents and injury as much as possible.  When the weather turns colder, they often forget themselves as they either carry out necessary activities or get involved in some recreation that they suddenly discover they are ill prepared for.  The unfortunate result may be back pain.  If this sounds all too familiar to you, a trip to a chiropractor may provide a new outlook on those activities and take the fear out of participation.

Those Common Injuries

When people get out in the cold, they often fail to warm up their muscles sufficiently.  This may be the first sign of trouble.  When the muscles that provide support for the joints are not warmed up, they are more likely to be strained.  This can leave the joint without proper support, which may result in a joint dysfunction.  This allows pressure to be applied to a nerve, causing pain.  While it may seem to start out as a small pain, it can linger on and become quite nagging.  Simply taking pain medications will only mask the problem.  It will still be there.

Chiropractors Know How to Relieve Pain

A visit to a chiropractor will usually include an adjustment in which the joint is gently manipulated so that it is restored to its optimal position.  This can take the pressure off of the nerve and relieve the pain.  Since it is done naturally and without the use of pain medication, there is no risk of addiction.  Chiropractors often suggest exercises that can help to strengthen those muscles that provide support.  It can be a great start to a healthier lifestyle.  

Regular Visits May Help Enhance Health

Many people who experience the relief that can be provided by a chiropractor choose to continue in order to protect their health.  At The Joint Chiropractic, they have plans with your needs in mind.  No insurance is required, no appointments are necessary.  They are open days and evenings, weekdays and weekends at all of their more than 425 locations nationwide.  If that cold weather takes a toll on your back, drop in at The Joint Chiropractic today and put a little joy back into your routine.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Diego, Calif.

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