You don’t have to be an athlete to visit a chiropractor during the cold weather. Here’s why getting chiropractic care in winter is a good idea.
Beat the Flu Season
Flu and winter go hand in hand. After all, they don’t call it the common cold for nothing. Chances are, you’re going to get sick this winter too and will be fighting a sore throat and runny nose for a couple of days.
Sounds awful, doesn’t it? As inevitable as getting the flu in winter may seem, there might just be a way to avoid this.
Visit your family physician to see if the flu shot is suitable for you. Also focusing on a healthy lifestyle including diet and exercise is important to maintaining a strong immune system. Your chiropractor can give you advice on nutrition and healthy eating and lifestyle habits.
Prevent Body Stiffness
Ever wondered why you feel stiffness throughout your body during the cold weather? It’s because synovial fluid present in our joints has limited movement due to the low temperature. This causes the joints to stiffen up, which then affects your movement. Your muscles are also unable to stretch at their optimum capacity and this may lead to a serious injury.
By getting chiropractic care in winter, you can prevent this from happening. The adjustments will help with spinal and joint alignment as well as muscle flexibility. This will prevent the stiffness and discomfort one typically feels during the season.
Counter Physical Inactivity
Getting enough exercise can be a bit of a challenge in winter. With the cold weather outside, staying indoor either curled next to a fireplace or huddled in your bed seems all the more inviting. Even if you had been regularly going to the gym up until a month ago, something about the cold weather makes you not want to do that.
Now while you may be getting some quality time to sleep and rest, you’re also missing out on physical activity. This can make the joint stiffness even worse, and you may experience frequent body ache. The lack of inactivity also exerts additional stress on your joints which can then lead to serious injuries.
The solution? Visit a chiropractor before the situation gets this bad! Chiropractic care will help your body get the physical movement required during the cold season.
At our primary pain management clinic in Calgary, we offer chiropractic treatment all year round. We also provide medical consultation if necessary. Give us a call at 403 909 8111 to make an appointment.