The Cold Can Add to Back Pain
By Tom Herrin
As colder temperatures become more common, we all tend to change our habits a bit. When we remember that we have to do that, we are much better off. Too many times, we tend to start out our day unprepared. Going outdoors and doing something physical can test the body. It is essential that we get our circulation going prior to engaging in much physical activity, particularly when it is colder. Failing to do so may be setting us up for back pain and misery. If you have a slip up and find yourself with back pain due to poor preparedness for outdoor activity, a visit to a chiropractor may help make life a little easier.
The Back and the Cold
After spending time in temps that are pretty moderate, making adjustments to the cold can slip up on you. Lack of warming up muscles can leave them open to strain. Once the muscles that support the spine are strained, they may fail to do their job. With the spine less protected, a joint dysfunction may occur in which pressure may be applied to a joint and cause pain. While it may seem minor, at first, it may well continue to increase until it becomes a major discomfort. Pain medication may only mask the problem, and life may seem pretty miserable.
A Chiropractor Will Know What to Do
When people go to a chiropractor with back pain, they will likely be given an adjustment in which the spine is gently manipulated so that the injured joint is restored to its best position. This can take the pressure off of the nerve and relieve the pain. Since this is done naturally, no pain medication is needed. There is no risk of addiction or side effects. Normal everyday life may be resumed sooner. Healing may be faster. Many times, the chiropractor will suggest exercises that can help to strengthen the muscles that support the spine.
Regular Visits Are the Choice of Many
Once people feel the relief a chiropractor can provide, they usually look forward to visits. At The Joint Chiropractic, they have plans that won't kill the budget. No insurance is required, no appointments are necessary. They are open days and evenings, weekdays and weekends at all of their more than 500 locations nationwide. If you fail to get yourself warmed up properly and end up with back pain, drop in at The Joint Chiropractic today and feel on top of the world tomorrow.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Las Vegas, Nev.