After a long winter, it’s only natural that we look forward to spring’s warmer temperatures, sunny days, and the beautiful scenery that begins to bud and blossom. But if you suffer from allergies, spring is very much a double-edged sword. You long to be outside - and you often “pay” for it with itchy, red, watery eyes, a runny nose, and other uncomfortable symptoms. What can you do? The answer may surprise you: chiropractic care.
Are you considering chiropractic care? Usually, when people think about pursuing this avenue, they want to relieve pain. Something doesn’t feel right; you’ve suffered an injury; weather is causing a flare-up in aches and pains. These are all great reasons to visit a chiropractor - but there are other benefits to treatment that you may not have realized. Let’s take a look.
Winter isn’t the time to hibernate! It’s a great time to get out there and enjoy a different side of Mother Nature. Skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, shoveling, skating, and just playing in the snow are terrific ways to stay fit. But winter weather can also increase your chances of experiencing back and knee injuries or pain. Cold is associated with heightened joint aches. Don’t let a drop in the mercury sideline you this season.
Remember when you were younger and your grandmother would say, “My elbow’s acting up; it’s going to rain.” Or your uncle would rub his knee and say, “A cold snap’s coming.” You thought they were… well, crazy… until, sure enough, the skies open up and the temperature plummeted. Is this just coincidence, an old wives’ tale that sometimes comes true? Can your knee pain really predict winter weather? Let’s find out!
We know, we know: winter is the perfect time to hibernate! To eat hearty soups and stews, make holiday cookies, and become best friends with our couches. But our bodies — and our minds — quickly feel the effects of inactivity. Cold weather isn’t an excuse to stop our fitness journeys. In fact, it’s the ideal time to ramp up our efforts and make terrific strides (literally) towards better health.