Winter Illnesses Your Chiropractor Can Help You With
By Sara Butler
Even in the south, winters can be tough to get through. The cooler temperatures and dry air have an impact on your health, and with people in close quarters, inside viruses and bacteria that cause colds, flu, bronchitis, and other ailments run rampant -- even in warmer climates. Here is how your chiropractor can be a good partner in your health this winter to keep you healthy through the spring!
Cold and Flu Help
Colds and flu are some of the most common health problems in the wintertime because they can impact anyone and everyone. Common symptoms of these ailments include:
- Sore throat
- Nasal congestion
Your chiropractor can help you find relief from symptoms through chiropractic adjustments that help remove any restrictions or dysfunctions in your joints that may be having an impact on your body’s ability to work efficiently, effectively, and ward off illness. Adjustments can also help relieve pressure in your sinuses and throat so they can drain more effectively.
If you have arthritis, then winter weather can cause additional pain and stiffness for you. This causes a decrease in mobility and more discomfort. With a few gentle adjustments, your chiropractor can help to ease additional inflammation caused by the weather and allow you to move your joints without as much stiffness and discomfort.
Neck and Back Pain
Neck and back pain can increase in the wintertime due to many things. The pain you're experiencing may be due to muscle imbalances, joint dysfunction, and joint restriction. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help to keep your spinal joints flexible and free to move as they should to support your body. So, if you’re experiencing more neck and back pains this winter, then go see your chiropractor!
If you have any joint dysfunction or restrictions in your neck, then it can cause headaches by causing irritation of your nerves and blood vessels. Add in the barometric pressure changes with winter, the dry air, and cooler temperatures and you’ve got a recipe for headaches. Your chiropractor can help you get through your winter without headaches.
No matter what is bothering you this time of year, you can count on your chiropractor to help you make it through until you can enjoy the warmer temperatures and increased humidity of the spring and summer!
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.