Chiropractic Tips to Weather Winter
By Sandy Schroeder
Winter can be a real pain or an absolute blast. But the results depend on you. Before you head out there, make sure your body is ready. Winter sports can strain muscles if the body is out of shape, according to the American Chiropractic Association.
Snow shoveling can cause injuries and freezing temperatures can aggravate sensitive joints. Having the right clothes, and stretching before you start, will help.
But lining up dependable backup, like The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your area, can be the ultimate safety net.
Stop by, and find out why everyone is talking about chiropractic. You will find a comprehensive wellness center, staffed with healthcare professionals, ready to help.
When you come in, your chiropractor can assess your physical condition to see if you are ready for winter. There will be a review of pain, normal routines and medical history.
Then, if a spinal adjustment seems beneficial, it will be done in an open bay area on a comfortable table.
Far-reaching relief for any pain that you have may be felt in the back, neck, sciatic nerve, or other joints. You may also feel new energy, more alertness, and a more relaxed feeling.
Wellness is a unique, individual feeling; as you assess your results you and your chiropractor can discuss what works best for you. At this point, you may want to bring in your spouse, kids or family seniors, too. Having health profiles on file for everyone can be a big help when injuries happen or questions come up.
For your own protection, you may want to use weekly 15-minute adjustment sessions to keep the momentum going, as you continue to limber up. Tips like these from ACA will help too.
Warm up with stretching exercises like squats. Line up knees over feet, and lower buttocks as you bend knees down. Stand up straight and repeat 10 to 15 times.
- Wear layered clothing to stay limber and warm.
- Don’t twist or turn. Shove snow to a snow bank.
- Use arms and legs to do the work.
- Take breaks and stop if you are out of breath or feel chest pain. Get help promptly if you need it.
To keep winter under control, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your area. The Joint keeps everything simple. An affordable care program eliminates the need for insurance. Convenient weekend and evening hours make visits easy. Walk-in visits are welcome. No appointments are needed.