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Cold Air May Not Mix Well with Your Back

By Tom Herrin

Most people have had the experience of getting out in the cold and ending up with some pretty stiff muscles.  It may actually get much worse than that.  While people may be used to doing work in the outdoors when it is warmer, doing so when it is cold can leave the muscles open for problems.  Too often, people get out and do something without properly warming up those muscles that provide support for the back.  It is a prime time for an injury to occur.  If spending time exerting yourself out in the cold ends up causing you back pain, a visit to a chiropractor may put you back out where you want to be.

The Cold Can Do You in

People have a habit of getting out and doing things totally unprepared.  When they do so in the cold, it can be a recipe for trouble.  There are so many tasks that must be done from shoveling snow to scraping ice off the windshield to fun things such as ice skating.  When they stay inside a lot, they may not be doing anything very active.  Even when they do go outside, they may fail to stretch or warm up the muscles.  The end result can be a joint dysfunction in which pressure is applied to a nerve and causes pain.

Chiropractors Can Provide Relief

When people go to a chiropractor, they can expect to have their pain eased.  By performing an adjustment, a chiropractor may be able to gently manipulate the injured or restricted joint so that it is restored to its optimal position.  This can relieve the pressure and the pain.  Since it is done all naturally, no pain medications are used so that there is no risk of addiction.  Chiropractors will often suggest exercises that can strengthen the muscles that support the injured joint so that it may avoid future injury.

Regular Visits May Deter Injury

Once people experience the relief a chiropractor can provide, they usually want more.  At The Joint Chiropractic, they offer plans that help make maintenance easier.  No insurance is required, no appointments are necessary.  They are open weekdays and weekends, days and evenings at all of their more than 425 locations nationwide.  If you get caught unprepared and end up with back pain, drop in at The Joint Chiropractic today and get back to those activities.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Atlanta, Ga.

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