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Your Back May Need Attention in the Cold

By Tom Herrin

Even though many people do physical work throughout the year, when the temperatures turn cold, it can have a little more adverse effect on the back.  This is largely due to the fact that they are not well prepared for the change in the temperature.  When it is cold, the muscles may not be warmed sufficiently to do work.  Blood flow needs to reach all body parts.  When this happens, the muscles designed to support the spine can do their job more effectively.  If this does not happen, trouble may be seen in the form of pain.  If the cold seems to jump on your back with both feet, a visit to a chiropractor may help you to find comfort and relief.

Those Joints Can Suffer

When the muscles that support the joints fail due to strain, it is not a pretty picture.  A joint dysfunction can occur in which pressure is applied to a nerve.  This results in pain.  Particularly when this is sudden pain, it can feel almost as if a person had been stabbed in the back.  It sometimes can feel like a slow twisting of that knife.  Pain medication will only mask the problem.  

Chiropractors Can Help

When people go to a chiropractor for relief from pain, they will usually be given an adjustment in which the spine is gently manipulated so that the injured or restricted joint is restored to its proper position.  This can take the pressure off of the nerve and relieve the pain.  Since this is done naturally and without prescription pain medication, there is no risk of addiction or side effects.  People may be able to return to work or any other daily activity sooner.  Chiropractors may also suggest some exercises that can help to strengthen those muscles so that a recurrence does not happen.  It can do much to promote healthy lifestyle.

Regular Visits May Head Off Problems

Once people experience the pain relief that is available from a chiropractor, they often want to do what it takes to continue it.  At The Joint Chiropractic, they have plans that can make that work for anyone.  They are open days and evenings, weekdays and weekends.  No insurance is required, no appointments are necessary at any of their more than 425 locations nationwide.  If the cold seems to have created more pain in your back, drop in at The Joint Chiropractic and get relief today.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in St. Louis, Mo.

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