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Protect Your Back in Cold Weather

By Tom Herrin

It is no secret that as the temperatures are lower, injuries become more common.  So many people are unaccustomed to performing some simple tasks that they all too often undertake them without proper preparation.  The joints rely on the support that is provided by muscles.  When people do work that they are unprepared for, those support muscles may not have an opportunity to warm up as needed.  Without proper warming up, the blood does not reach all of the parts that need it.  This may result in a failure to do their job.  When this happens, joint pain can be the result.  If the cold ends up causing pain in your back, a quick trip to a chiropractor may warm your feelings.

Where That Pain Came From

Muscles support joints.  Without that support, the joints may be placed under stress.  When this happens, a joint dysfunction may occur.  This can cause pressure to be placed on a nerve causing pain.  In this case, it is likely that the pain will not go away on its own but continue to cause discomfort.  It won't take long until it wears on the body and the mind.  Many people resort to taking pain medications that may only mask the problem.  The course of action may be to take these daily with the assumption they will finally solve the issue.

Chiropractors Treat Naturally

When people go to a chiropractor, they usually are given an adjustment in which the joint is gently manipulated so that it is restored to its proper position.  This will remove the pressure from the nerve which, in turn, will relieve the pain.  Since it is all natural, no pain medications are used.  This means there is no risk of addiction or side effects.  Chiropractors may suggest exercises that can strengthen those muscles that support the joint.

Regular Visits Can Preserve Health

Most people who go to chiropractors enjoy the feeling and choose to continue it.  At The Joint Chiropractic, they have plans that can meet those needs.  They are open weekdays and weekends.  No insurance is required, no appointments are necessary at any of their more than 425 locations nationwide.  If you find yourself with pain as a result of activity in the cold, don't delay.  Drop in at The Joint Chiropractic today and get back to those activities with greater comfort.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Antonio, Tex.

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